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Teaching road safety to the children of Puerto Rico

3,000 PUERTO RICAN CHILDREN TOOK PART IN THE PESET SCHEME.

A total of 3,000 Puerto Rican children aged between 6 and 10 learned the basic rules of road safety and played the roles of pedestrian, cyclist and driver at PESET (Traffic Safety Educational Park). The initiative was launched by the Transport Safety Commission (CST) of Puerto Rico and Metropistas, the Abertis Group’s subsidiary on the island.

The scheme replicated an urban area with homes, streets, shops, squares, signs, traffic lights and pavements. This space provided pupils with the opportunity to put their road safety knowledge into practice: some got into vehicles and pretended to be drivers, while others rode bicycles or pretended to be pedestrians.

It was a dynamic, fun and effective educational experience to remind children of the basic rules of road safety, as well as fostering the values of courtesy and responsibility on the road: children are the spokespeople for the road safety rules that should be followed and they remind adults of how to behave.