- Issue date: 09/01/2012
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Autoadhesivo fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm. (horizontales)
- Sheet effects: 25
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,36; 0,51 y 0,70 €
- Print run: Ilimitada para los tres valores postales
The highlighting of Civic Values in society, as a series of norms or principles which should be observed by citizens, refers in this philatelic series to No pollution, Respecting speed and Getting distracted at the driving wheel.
Pollution is the result of the action of degrading the environment with negative elements or noxious substances frequently generated by human activity. Pollution takes many forms and can affect different mediums. So, we talk of air pollution when chemical substances are released into the atmosphere; water pollution when contaminating waste reaches rivers, penetrates subterranean waters and ends up in lakes and oceans; soil pollution is caused by chemical products spilling or filtering onto or under the ground; radioactive pollution is the result of leaks and faults in nuclear plants and radioactive materials. Other types of pollution are genetic, electromagnetic and that produced by rubbish, all with pernicious effects on the environment and society.
The stamp calls for no pollution in the air, the ground and water, using green zeros to represent pure elements.
Respecting speed means keeping to the speed limits set by law, whether maximums or minimums. These are set by the national and local governments´ legislative bodies. The National Traffic Department runs regular campaigns to create awareness among drivers about the need to comply with speed rules. Other campaigns on the subject cover safe driving and the use of speed limiters, a system designed to help the driver not to go over permitted limits.
Using the slogan Don’t stake your life! , the stamp calls on people to respect the norms.
Nearly 40% of traffic accidents are caused by distractions to the wheel, which is why the stamp emphasises the attention that drivers must pay. Actions such as using one’s mobile, setting the SatNav, adjusting the radio, allowing the occupants of the vehicle to create distractions, as well as sleepiness and tiredness are some of the causes that make concentration difficult.
The stamp bears rallying messages such as Careful when driving! and Lose the call, not your life!