What are the main causes for an increase in risks facing motorcyclists, cyclists and seniors on the road? What initiatives have had the most success worldwide? These are just some of the questions that will be answered at the 'Workshop on vulnerable groups: seniors, motorcyclists and cyclists', which will be organized by Fundación MAPFRE and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) on June 2.
The GRSP General Assembly will be held on the premises of Fundación MAPFRE on June 1-3, 2016. To mark the occasion, on June 2 there will be a 'Workshop on vulnerable groups: seniors, motorcyclists and cyclists'.
Global road safety experts will be taking part in the workshop, sharing their experience in the field and offering recommendations on how to help cut the number of traffic accidents. The main aim of this workshop will be to identity priority measures for said groups that can be implemented in both developed and emerging countries.
Fundación MAPFRE has been a member of GRSP since November 2014. This alliance aims to share knowledge, plans and strategies among kindred institutions; those seeking to promote good driving habits in countries and communities across the world, and thus converge with the Vision Zero goal of zero traffic accident fatalities.
The workshop will begin with an introduction by Jesus Monclús, Manager of the Accident Prevention and Road Safety Area of Fundación MAPFRE. He will be followed by Henk Stipdonk of the Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV), who will take up the theme of 'Seniors as road users'.
There will then be a presentation entitled "Motorcycles and scooters", by Margie Peden of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Finally, there will be a roundtable discussion moderated by Jesús Monclús of Fundación MAPFRE, involving prestigious road safety specialists such as Henk Stipdonk of the Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV); Margie Peden of the World Health Organization (WHO), Barry Watson (GRSP), Gayle DiPietro (GRSP) and Andrew Bradley (Nestlé).