Road accidents have claimed more than 500 lives this year
- Submitted by: Camila
- 11 / 20 / 2014
Committed indiscipline and irresponsibility on the road claimed the lives of more than 500 Cubans in traffic accidents between January and September this year. Compared to the same period in 2013, there are 29 deaths more in 2014.
The National Road Safety Commission (CNSV) has reported 8412 accidents that have occurred by collisions of moving and parked vehicles, rollovers, outrages, obstacles, people falling cars, among others. This amount, however, represents 111 cases less than previous year.
In total there were 6545 injured, 504 more in comparison with the same period last year, in cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles, jeeps, bikes, taxis, ambulances, wedges, harrows, animal traction and other.
Last October the CNSV began one of its last annual surveillance information campaigns, this time to prevent distractions while driving, which causes nearly a third of traffic accidents in the country.
Major violations of the Act 109 Highway Safety Code were disrespect the right of way, do not address the control of the vehicle, speeding, disobeying traffic lights and pedestrians irresponsibility.
Other violations were driving under alcohol consumption, overtaking, improper reversing, improper parking, technical failures and mass transit.