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Recommendations for safe operation

Posted April 02, 2020 at 18:04 pm



A monitoring system will be implemented on roads of 12 departments: Atlántico, Antioquia, Bolívar, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Nariño, Quindío, Santander, Norte de Santander, Valle del Cauca, Sucre and Tolima, taking into account the fact that the largest volume of food and medicine cargo in the country is mobilized through these roads.
The intervention will be of 6 months and the goal is to sensitize hundred thousand of cargo vehicle drivers. The inspection covers the review of rims, brakes, bodywork, passive safety and personal protection elements, vehicle safety and prevention equipment, mirrors and rear-view mirrors. After the review, the driver is informed about the risk factors and how to prevent or avoid them. However, if the vehicle is in conditions of high security risk it could be immobilized by the Traffic Police.
All interventions will comply with the protocols recommended by the Ministry of Health to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus - Covid-19, such as the use of personal protective elements and the separation between people.
FIRST PHASE:
1. Basic mechanical support.
2. Rest point, active pause.
3. Information consultation about road safety and mobility.
4. Ambulance accompaniment with qualified health personnel.
SECOND PHASE:
5. Cleaning of the cabin.
6. Handling of hand cleaning
7. Portable - Loo
8. Delivery of biosecurity kits.
The National Road Safety Agency provide FIVE basic recommendations to avoid micro-dreams, especially in freight carriers and public passenger service, those who usually travel long distances and with different vehicle dynamics due to the variation of traffic due to isolation.
These disconnection spaces that are called micro-sleeps at the wheel maximize the probability of a road accident. If a driver has a micro sleep while traveling at 80 kilometers per hour he can go 45 meters without any attention, reaction and disc