3 Feb 2022

The Abertis Foundation launches a series of online chats about road safety with some big names from the world of driving

The Abertis Foundation launches a series of online chats about road safety with some big names from the world of driving

  • The series is called “Intermitentes” and features six episodes to be released over six consecutive weeks.
  • Sebas Lorente, a road accident victim, will talk to Elena Salgado, president of the Abertis Foundation, the economist Leopoldo Abadía, and Pere Navarro, director of the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT), among other prominent guests.
  • Issues such as the autonomous car, new habits or at what age you should stop driving will all be addressed in an entertaining yet thought-provoking way.

 

Madrid, 1 February  2022. – The Abertis Foundation has today launched the first chapter in a series of online talks titled “Intermitentes”, starring various big names from the world of driving. The aim is to disseminate quality content that explores pressing social issues alongside various prominent guests. The series features six episodes to be released successively over the next six weeks and its innovative format will address various issues related to the world of road safety and mobility. “Intermitentes” can be viewed on the project website www.intermitentes.tv and on its social media profiles.

The interviews will always be hosted by Sebas Lorente, who suffered a traffic accident at the age of 20 that left him confined to a wheelchair. He will chat with various key figures in each of the instalments and ask them about the key questions that need to be addressed, all presented in a dynamic and innovative format. Notably, he will hold an open discussion with economic expert Leopoldo Abadía on when to retire and stop driving and will discuss with Elena Salgado, president of the Abertis Foundation, the importance of raising social awareness. He will also chat with Pere Navarro, director of the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT), about the changing habits and advances we will all soon be witnessing in the world of driving, while also discussing the dissemination and democratisation of road safety with Carlos García-Hirschfeld, director and presenter of the programme Seguridad Vital aired on TVE.

The series host, Sebas Lorente, will also hold an open talk with Dr Josep Maria Ramírez, director of the Guttmann Institute, who will discuss the fields of research for victims of traffic accidents. In the last episode, he will welcome Javier Olave, director of the Centre for Studies attached to the Ponle Freno platform, who will address the role of the media and citizen responsibility.

The Abertis Foundation focuses on actions in the realms of road safety, the environment and social action, in keeping with the Abertis Group's Strategic sustainability strategy. Road safety is also a vital issue when it comes to complying with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, to which the company contributes directly through its activities.

About Abertis  and its Foundation

Abertis is one of the world's leading toll road operators, with some 8,000 kilometres of high-capacity roads of the utmost quality in 16 countries across Europe, America and Asia. Abertis’ top priority is driver safety. Fuelled by its commitment to research and innovation, Abertis combines advances in high capacity infrastructures with new technologies to drive innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the future of mobility.

The Abertis Foundation was established in 1999 for the purpose of mitigating the impact of the Abertis Group’s activities on the different regions and countries where it operates. The Foundation has always prioritised initiatives related to road safety, the environment and social action, in keeping with Abertis' sustainability strategy and the Abertis Group's commitment to road safety.

In 2006, the Abertis Foundation's Road Safety Programme was created, which also channels the actions of all Abertis Group subsidiaries. The programme aims to raise awareness of the need for safe, sustainable and responsible mobility. The safety initiatives focus mainly on training for schoolchildren and on raising awareness among young people and older drivers through the social integration of people with disabilities.

The Foundation's headquarters, located at Castellet Castle, have been the UNESCO International Centre for Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves since 2014. Thanks to the agreement signed between the Spanish Government and UNESCO, a truly unique and pioneering centre in the realm of public-private partnership has been born.

 

EPISODES:

Episode 1 - 01/Feb/2022 

Leopoldo Abadía (Escritor 3a edad) - Time to leave 

 

Episode 2 - 08/Feb/2022 

Elena Salgado (F. Abertis) - Consciousness  

 

Episode 3 - 15/Feb/2022 

Pere Navarro - Changing driving habits  

 

Episode 4 - 22/Feb/2022 

Carlos García-Hirschfeld (Seguridad Vital TV) - Dissemination and  democratization

 

Episode 5 - 01/Mar/2022 

Dr. Josep Maria Ramírez (Guttmann) - Research 

 

Episode 6 - 08/Mar/2022 

Javier Olave (Ponle Freno) - Media and public awareness