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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 12 / 17 / 2014

Cuban authorities announced a series of measures to strengthen the prevention of traffic accidents. Official data show that from January to October 9397 car accidents were recorded in the country. Although this figure is lower than the same period last year in 2014 more injuries and fatalities were reported.

During the period there were also 10 more massive accidents that occurred in 2013, for a total of 47. This has led to the National Road Safety Commission to adopt a set of measures to bring greater rigor in administrative actions against offenders, in order to tighten control to the reckless conduct and violations on public roads.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Oscar del Toro, specified that implement strategies include identifying the condition of vehicles and the increase in the rigor of inspections and technical reviews.

Del Toro added that arose expand outreach programs and insertion of educational work in the media to strengthen responsible behavior of users on the road.

At the same time, it will grow the number of joint transport bases by related agencies meeting the requirements and skills of professional drivers inspections.

The Executive Secretary also noted that the drivers with reckless behavior will apply punishments such as vehicle restraint and even confiscation, if a repeat offender in that behavior.

He said that these rules apply as the country will create more conditions to have tools for monitoring and surveillance on the roads, including breathalyzers, etilómetros and radar guns that will join the forces of law and order.

Source: Prensa Latina

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