ACI Launches Road Education Plan to Educate Youngsters

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In a concerted effort to educate the youth, FIA Member Club the Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI) unveiled its Road Education Plan in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Merit, along with support from the State Police. The initiative, aimed at fostering road safety awareness, was launched during a dedicated event held at the Vallelunga congress center and safe driving facility on the outskirts of Rome.

The event witnessed the participation of 650 primary and secondary school students from Rome and was attended was attended by the Minister of Education and Merit, Giuseppe Valditara, the President of the Automobile Club d'Italia, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, and the Central Director of Specialities of the State Police, Prefect Renato Cortese. 

The Road Education Plan is designed as a comprehensive educational program spanning across all school levels. It comprises interactive workshops tailored to equip young learners with knowledge about road hazards and strategies to reduce accidents' consequences. The activities conducted at Vallelunga serve as prototypes for replication within schools' civic education teaching programs.

Angelo Sticchi Damiani, President of ACI, emphasized the significance of the initiative, stating, "Road accidents are the leading cause of death among young people and constitute a social and economic scourge that can only be defeated through the training and education of the entire population, not just drivers. This Plan represents a strategic cornerstone of the educational activity that ACI carries out in schools of all levels, completing the training of drivers before and after they get their license.”