A press conference at Villa Gallia to illustrate the new Safe Pedestrian 2.0 project in detail: this is how, on 26th September, the Province of Como officially launched the two installations of our high-tech safety system for pedestrian crossings, which had recently become active on the former SS 583 “Lariana” road in the Municipality of Torno and along the SP 40 “Arosio – Canzo” road in the Municipality of Arosio. Two points considered critical.
The project to protect pedestrians – which is part of the initiatives already underway to make the province of Como safer – allows us to respond concretely to the need for safety that has long been recognised by the two municipal authorities.
There have been too many accidents in the two areas, including at pedestrian crossings.
With its innovative technology, the Safe Pedestrian 2.0 system will now allow safer crossings in Torno and Arosio, both by day and by night, thanks to the 360 degree camera that enables real-time monitoring of the pedestrian crossing and the four photocells that trigger four high-brightness LED flashing beacons and external signalling devices for motorists when a pedestrian is present.
According to the most recent regional data, there were 1,555 road accidents involving personal injury in the province of Como in 2016 (source: ISTAT), causing a total of 15 deaths and 2,204 injuries.
This figure is an improvement on the previous 2015 survey, yet pedestrians were once again among the most vulnerable road users with 5 deaths and 211 injuries.