According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1.25 million people worldwide die each year in traffic accidents, of which half are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Data from the institution also indicate that the Brazilian traffic is the fourth most violent in the American continent and 59% of the accidents occurred here are caused by distractions in traffic. Aware of this reality, the Neoenergia Group's plants joined the Yellow May Movement and promoted, this month, several actions to strengthen the safe behavior in traffic. The initiative took place at Baguari, Belo Monte, Corumbá, Dardanelos, Itapebi and Teles Pires hydro plants and Termopernambuco thermo plant. Neoenergia employees, consortia employees and service providers were involved in the project.
The program included lectures, group dynamics and distribution of informative material provided by Detran. The actions highlighted the importance of preventive direction, warned about the responsibility of each one in the traffic and emphasized that all of us must act in a safe way, avoiding bad behavioral habits. This is the third year in which Neoenergia participates in the Yellow May Movement. The action aims to mobilize society for the high rate of deaths and injuries in traffic. The movement is aligned with one of the goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which aims to halve the global number of injuries and deaths caused by traffic accidents by 2020. Here you will find some safety guidelines for vehicle drivers:
-All occupants of the vehicle, adults and children, must wear seat belts including when in rear seat.
-Children up to the age of seven and a half must be transported in vehicles with age-appropriate equipment (baby comfort, pushchair or lifting seat).
-Pedestrians must always be respected.
-Cyclists must also respect the traffic signs. Driver, keep a safe distance from the cyclists.
-Watch the speed limits. Reduce speed in front of schools or places with high concentration of pedestrians.
-Driving drunk reduces reaction time, increasing the risk of accidents. If you drink, take a bus, taxi, Uber or ride.
-Motorcyclist, always wear protective equipment: helmet, gloves, boots and jacket.
-Respect park spots reserved for the elderly and disabled.
-Do not use your cell phone while driving.
-Driving tired or sleepy is just as dangerous as driving drunk. Stop and rest before you hit the road.
-The habit of preventive and periodic maintenance generates savings and avoids traffic accidents.
-Always keep the safety distance to avoid sudden braking accidents. Also use warning lights and remember that the use of headlights is mandatory on the road.
-Do not litter through the vehicle window.
-Reduce speed when overtaking a collective transport vehicle stopped for boarding or unboarding passengers.