The Portuguese Association of Insurers (APS) marks its participation in European Mobility Week with the launch of a publication focused on raising awareness among young people about the risks and advantages of urban 'micro mobility', according to a report by ECO.
The importance of the launch is highlighted by the most recent data released by the Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa, which recorded around 400 accidents related to bicycles and scooters in the first quarter of 2023 alone.
APS is committed to promoting measures that prevent and reduce the associated risks to 'micro mobility', aiming to protect both users and pedestrians. The book, titled “Bicycles and scooters. Yes or no?" is another volume in the “Seguros e Cidadania” collection, a partnership between the collective and the authors Ana Maria Magalhães and Isabel Alçada
For José Galamba de Oliveira, President of APS, “there is a new reality in cities, in which pedestrians, cars, bicycles, scooters and other means share the same roads, which is why it is necessary to raise awareness of the risks that arise and ensure protection of citizens. We are very pleased with the final result of this book, which arises from the concern that the association has expressed with smooth mobility and the need to clarify the insurance regime associated with these new means”.
The book “Bicycles and scooters. Yes or no?" addresses issues such as the risks of accidents and the importance of complying with safety rules when using these means of transport and explores topics such as the need for cycle paths, the relevance of bicycles as ecological alternatives and the lack of regulation for these means of transport.