Pilot School seeks to train responsible drivers
As part of the Summer Schools developed by the Instituto del Deporte y la Recreación (ICODER) (Institute of Sports and Recreation) in the Metropolitano park in the Sabana, the Federación Costarricense de los Motores (FECOM) (Costa Rican Motor Federation) will teach the Pilot School which objective; in addition to promoting sports, is the training of future responsible drivers.
For this purpose, FECOM has also incorporated the road and environment education program of RITEVE called “Learn with Búmper”, which has been developed in schools across the country for several years.
The main purpose of this joint initiative is to raise awareness among children about the responsibility that comes from driving a vehicle, for companions and other vehicles, in search of safer roads.
“For the Federation as the governing body of motorsports in Costa Rica, it is an honor to participate again in the Summer Schools of ICODER, and fulfill its mandate to spread motorsports, but it is our moral commitment to train the responsible drivers for the future safely and entertainingly, it is for this reason that the Pilot School addresses road safety issues, preventive maintenance, safety equipment and management techniques. This year, we also incorporated the educational program of Riteve, which we are sure it is to strengthen that goal of training drivers more committed to safety and the environment“, commented José Rodríguez León, Vice President and coach of FECOM.
With the educational program of RITEVE, using the mascot “Bumper” as a guide, the little ones take a tour between puppet shows, board games and other teaching resources, through which they are instilled in them the need to give preventive maintenance to vehicles, drive responsibly and decrease the impact in the environment.
“At Riteve, we have been committed to road education and environmental awareness for many years. We are very pleased to be able to join forces with FECOM on that common goal of forming a new generation with a deeper coincidence of its responsibility when driving a vehicle,” said Jennifer Hidalgo, Communication Manager Assistant and Social Responsibility of RITEVE.
The school of pilots develops both the theoretical and practical part, in which children are taught to drive ATVa safely. These courses will take place on January 23rd, 24th, 30th and 31st in the Sabana basketball courts from 9am to 1pm.