Up to Wednesday, August 22, 32 people lost their lives in traffic accidents, more than one death per day this month. And so far this year, the number of fatalities exceeds 288 people, in on third of the cases, the deceased were between 10 and 40 years old.
Speeding and alcohol at the wheel, and mental situations, such as lack of concern for what may happen are the principal causes of traffic fatalities. Photo: Andrés Garita
These numbers do not include deaths at the scene and not those in transit to or in hospital.
The figures are alarming to Transport authorities, in particular the director of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Polic), German Marin, who considers drivers are taking lightly the responsibility behind the wheel.
According to Marín, the