Be part of the movement – “Road Safety Training” in Bolivia

PTV Group initiate a rethinking process by inviting government, traffic experts, media and non-profit organisation to a workshop on the road safety situation in Bolivia.

PTV Group initiate a rethinking process by inviting government, traffic experts, media and non-profit organisation to a workshop on the road safety situation in Bolivia.

According to Roads Kill Map 23.2 people die on Bolivian roads per 100,000 inhabitants per year. PTV Group aims to raise awareness in the public and private life to establish a new and improved safety culture. Local authorities and organizations, as well as Bolivian transport experts have been invited to join the workshop, which takes place from November 28 – December 2 2016 in Los Tajibos Santa Cruz.

PTV Group brings international experts and the latest technologies to Santa Cruz to start a rethinking process. WRI, Newcastle University and Greg Speier are on-site to contribute to the agenda.

“Experience thought-provoking presentations as well as hands-on workshops to make a starting point for a paradigm change in people’s minds. We need to raise the awareness of the importance a vivid safety culture has. ” states Frank Felten, Vice President Traffic Product Management & Software Development.

The key lies in minimizing human errors. Basic rules can help to shape a secure surrounding for everyone to feel safe. Unfortunately, statistics show that they are hardly followed in Bolivia. Road users do often not respect speed limits or the “no-alcohol” rule. The minority of private car drivers are using seat belts. Even children are belted seldomly.

The workshop deals with the named challenges, but also goes further and tries to assist in solving existing problems by answering the following questions:

Day 1: What is the problem? Identify the scale of the road safety problem.
Day 2-3: What can we do about it? Developing required measures.
Day 4-5: How do we find and implement solutions tailored to the Bolivian needs?

For further information and a detailed agenda (the provided information is in Spanish), please visit http://your.visum.ptvgroup.com/roadsafetybolivia2016.