Jean Todt About Road Safety: "Teaching Safety At School"
17 September 2012 - Défi Media Group
Jean Todt, president of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), was at the initiative of Maurice Autosport Club of Mauritius, affiliated to the FIA.
French, charismatic former racing driver and manager of Scuderria Ferrari Formula 1 (F1) in the heyday of Michael Schumacher, referred in particular road safety.
Indeed, in the premises of Motor Leal, Jean Todt said he was on a mission to Mauritius after visiting Madagascar in order to promote road safety.
"There must be a road safety education in schools. We must follow the golden rules (note: put the seat belt on the front and back and attach children in child seats). But it is also important that police do comply. However, I note that Maurice infrastructure are correct, especially compared to Madagascar, "said Todt.
The FIA president supports the government's plan to introduce penalty points. He also maintains a private project to build a racetrack. This circuit has an educational aspect by hosting training courses and conduct recovery points (note: if the law permits) and a sporty appearance with the organization of races, karting ', among others.
At international sporting and terms of F1, Todt said he was pleased that the world championship is increasingly opened year after year. "At the beginning of each weekend of F1, it is unclear who will be in pole position and win the race. It is difficult to make a prognosis and is good for the show, "said he. Jean Todt has also announced that the FIA will launch electric cars a championship in 2014.