In this section you will find opinion pieces on road safety issues and current issues. The association is composed of people affected by road crashes, as well as professionals from different areas related to road safety and assistance to victims, which allows us to combine an objective and subjective view, helping us to create debate in society so that the road safety issue is alive.


Reflect on the subject, create opinion, debate is the way to change, to broaden concepts, to become aware.


We have managed to change the concept of “accident” as a fortuitous and inevitable event, by the concept of “crash” implicit in the idea of causality. If we know what causes the so-called “traffic accidents”, we can influence and work on them to avoid the pain that entails for so many families

CITY 30 – CITY FOR THE PEOPLE

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As a result of the publication of the statement, the entities for sustainable mobility P(A)T, BACC, Catalunya Camina and the PTP met with Albert Batlle, fifth deputy mayor and security councilor, and Laia Bonet, mobility councilor of the Barcelona…

WE JOIN THE COMMUNICATION TO MAINTAIN LOW EMISSIONS AREAS IN BARCELONA

A court ruling cannot stop the political and social consensus to improve air quality The social entities ask that the ZBE Barcelona be maintained and rapidly evolve towards an urban toll together with forceful actions of modal change. The…

COUNTLESS LOSSES

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When we talk about traffic accidents, a second can change our lives forever. A second that will mark not only the person who suffers the accident, but also the people around them. The incident marks a before and after, from which innumerable…

How the application of traffic regulations can contribute to road safety (PIN Flash 42)

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Brussels - Significant weaknesses in the enforcement of road safety rules are holding back progress on reducing road deaths in Europe, according to a new report from the European Transport Safety Council. The report examines the state of…

Statement from the P(A)T-AP(A)T entity to denounce the decision of the Barcelona City Council to reduce the deployment of the 44 planned radars by more than half

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Statement from the P(A)T-AP(A)T entity to denounce the decision of the Barcelona City Council to reduce the deployment of the 44 planned radars by more than half. Speed kills. Physics says it, the higher the speed, the greater the impact in…

Lack of public (private) services in the 21st century

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I have carefully read a report in Punt-Avui on the shortage of ATMs to withdraw cash in more than 400 small municipalities in Catalonia (almost half). Banks withdraw ATMs faster than, at the time, telephone booths. I remember that when I…

Collaboration agreement with the City Council of Cerdanyola del Vallès

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P(A)T has signed a collaboration agreement with the city council of Cerdanyola del Vallès to work together to raise public awareness and prevent road accidents. Some of the actions will consist of participation in preventive drug and alcohol…

New Year

Barcelona, ​​Final 2021 2021 is over, another atypical year. Few comments are heard about the citizens we have lost through violent actions - not even those who have died from the pandemic of this new wave, which seems to have no end. Newspapers,…

MAKING VISIBLE THE VICTIMS: 3 deaths due to a traffic accident in Sant Boi de Llobregat in 2020

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On November 21, the world day in memory of the victims of traffic accidents was commemorated. On April 30, the Observatori de la Ciutat –Open Data of the Sant Boi de Llobregat City Council- published the annual report that the Public Safety…

Launching of the Global Plan of Action for the Second Decade of Action

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Geneva 28 October 2021 The right to safe mobility places people at the center of the global plan and sets out a series of strategies that will guide the achievement of the common goal of the 2021-2030 Decade to achieve at least a 50% reduction…

ACCIDENT-FREE EUROPEAN NIGHT

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On October 16, the EUROPEAN NIGHT WITHOUT ACCIDENTS is celebrated throughout Europe with the aim of raising awareness and preventing victims of traffic accidents among young people. The "EUROPEAN NIGHT WITHOUT ACCIDENTS" was created in Belgium…
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World Pedestrian Day

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World Pedestrian Day was born out of the accident of Bridget Driscoll who was run over by a car in London on August 17, 1897. The World Health Organization proposed this day to commemorate World Pedestrian Day. We at P(A)T believe it is intolerable…