FAREWELL CEREMONY OF MR. BARTOLOMÉ VARGAS, PROSECUTOR OF ROAD SAFETY COORDINATOR
Bartolomé has left his mark and has been fundamental in the evolution of the treatment of victims and the prevention of accidents in the judicial field, for which we can only thank him and wish to continue counting on his help.
This past May 17 at the headquarters of the Association for Orphans of the Civil Guard, a farewell ceremony was held for Mr. Bartolomé Vargas, prosecutor of the Road Safety Coordinator Chamber of the State Attorney General’s Office, who after 16 years at most responsible in Spain for the Road Safety area, retired on May 19. He was the prosecutor appointed at the end of 2006 when the Road Safety Prosecutor’s Office was created with the aim of harmonizing action criteria to achieve an effective response to criminal offenses against road safety, guaranteeing the unity of criteria and the protection of the victims.
After these years we can say that Bartolomé has been one of the main promoters of important changes in criminal traffic laws and especially of having created a network of specialized delegated prosecutors of Road Safety throughout the Spanish geography.
His passage through the prosecution has meant a before and after in terms of road safety. Among the family of those who are in charge of making streets and highways safer, we will always be grateful for all his improvements and contributions and for the legacy he leaves with the network of delegated prosecutors.
Those of us who know him, could define Bartolomé Vargas with 3 characteristics:
- A person with very deep legal knowledge and technical-legal rigour, whose instructions as Public Prosecutor and proposals for legal changes have been decisive for the recognition of victims’ rights.
- A very accessible and close person with everyone, always willing to listen and facilitate agreements and improvements in the application of the law.
- A person with deep convictions, who has had as one of his objectives the improvement in the treatment of victims of traffic in the judicial field, incorporating road safety policies into the judicial and legal field.
In short, Bartolomé has left his mark and has been fundamental in the evolution of the treatment of victims and the prevention of accidents in the judicial field, for which we can only thank him and wish to continue counting on his help.
There are many things pending to improve the treatment of deaths in traffic accidents and fortunately in specialized prosecutors, thanks to Bartolomé Vargas, we have some more allies.
From here we want to wish maximum success to the new district attorney Don Luis del Río Montesdeoca, who has just taken office, as they will also be ours.