The Traffic Group of the Civil Guard receives 4,661 electronically activated airbag vests

FECSA has been awarded the tender of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) for the supply of 4,661 electronic activation airbag vests for motorcycle personnel Traffic Group of the Civil Guard (ATGC).

The award occurs after a prior market consultation, in which the most important companies in the sector have been part of a two-year experimentation process. The chosen one is a Spanish company strategic in the global technological development of protection and security products, such as airbag vests.

This is what FECSA airbag vests are like

The airbag vests developed by FECSA are intended to provide adequate protection against falls or accidents, with their risks derived from impact and abrasion with the ground surface, impacts from the motorcycle itself and collisions with other vehicles and objects.

After a fall or accident is detected, it automatically inflates in a fraction of a second, protecting vital areas such as the thorax, abdomen, neck, back, hips and sacrum, effectively absorbing impacts and limiting the risk of hyperflexion of the spine thanks to its shape stabilizes the bust.

This device meets two fundamental characteristics for the ATGC: the need to have an autonomous activation system without the need for wiring; and that the airbag vest assembly had a contained weight, so as not to impose too heavy a burden on the motorcyclist. Also that it goes over the biker’s jacket, maintaining the aesthetics of the garments used in the Traffic Group.

With the incorporation of this new security element, the Civil Guard is on par with other national or foreign police forces, who already have personal protection devices consisting of an airbag system.

The DGT receives 4,661 electronically activated airbag vests

Saving lives, a priority for the Civil Guard

Due to the characteristics of the services provided by the Traffic Group personnel, the airbag vests They become a safety element that can save the lives of ATGC agents, as well as the serious consequences of motorcycle accidents and the disabilities that may occur from said accidents.

According to the National Road Safety Observatory of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), the percentage of spinal injuries in motorcycle accidents was lower in those who wore a jacket with an airbag (14%), compared to those who only wore normal protective clothing. (27%).

The DGT receives 4,661 electronically activated airbag vests

In the latter case, the chances of suffering serious spinal cord injuries triple. The evolution of accident rates for this type of users has followed an upward trend since 2014, so their safety is a priority for the DGT.

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