Author - Daniele D'Onofrio

“Rethinking Mobility” to promote a safer mobility in Uruguay

Within the framework of the Global Road Safety Week, declared by the United Nations, the Gonzalo Rodriguez Foundation (FGR) in coordination with PAHO/WHO representation in Uruguay and the support of CITA and the National Road Safety Unit (UNASEV), organized the meeting “Re-pensar la Movilidad” (Rethinking mobility), to work towards an active and safety mobility in Uruguay.


The benefits of safety inspection in the US

The results of the study “The Impact of Periodic Passenger Vehicle Safety Inspection Programs on Roadway Fatalities: Evidence from US States Using Panel Data” have been recently officially published. This research study, led by Prithvi S. Acharya, Laila AitBihiOuali, Daniel J. Graham and H. Scott Matthews, and sponsored by CITA, is another perfect example of how vehicle inspection is crucial to road safety and saving lives.


Uruguay: UN Global Road Safety Week

As part of a new United Nations Global Road Safety Week (15-21 May 2023), Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez, with the support of UNASEV, WHO/PAHO and CITA, will carry out an activity, on Tuesday 16 May, to rethink mobility in Uruguay, according to the recommendations of the Global Road Safety Plan developed by the United Nations. This seventh edition focuses on sustainable transport, in particular the need to walk, cycle and use public transport. Road safety is both a prerequisite and a result of this change.

The activity will include a conservatory and a practical laboratory for the implementation of public policies in the territory, aimed at decision-makers at national and departmental level.

For those interested in participating, you can contact the Foundation directly via email.

The Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez is a Latin American non-profit Non-Governmental Organization. Our mission is to eliminate serious injuries and deaths caused by traffic accidents, promoting safe and healthy mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean, keeping alive the memory of "Gonchi" as a source of inspiration for our work.

PAHO/WHO the international public health organization of the Americas. It works every day with the countries of the region to improve and protect the health of their populations. It provides technical cooperation in health to its member countries, combats communicable diseases and attacks chronic illnesses and their causes, strengthens health systems and responds to emergencies and disasters.

UNASEV. Uruguay, on the recommendation of the World Health Organization, created by law in 2007 the National Road Safety Unit (UNASEV) to regulate and control activities related to traffic and road safety throughout the national territory.

A new CITA member from Italy

Nexion is an integrated group of companies with manufacturing sites in ltaly, Germany, Denmark, Croatia, China and Brazil which designs, develops and produces a wide range of Automotive Repair and Maintenance solutions, from the top of the range to the entry level. The group is present around the world in more than 150 countries through a highly professional network of 19 branches and more than 350 distributors.

The Nexion product portfolio includes: Tyre repair equipment / Lifting equipment / Wheel alignment machines / ADAS calibration system / Vehicles inspection equipment / Diagnostic equipment / Workshop software solutions.

With its brands CORGHI, HPA-Faip, MONDOLFO FERRO, ORLANDINI, SICE, TECO, TECNOMOTOR, BRIGHT, AUTOPSTENHOJ, BRADBURY, DUNLOP, MOLNAR, PERKUTE, SHERPA, STENHOJ and KOMPUNET INFORMATICA the Nexion Group ensure maximum technological efficiency and a high service level for all needs of tyre specialists, workshops, PTI and OEM.