Last week was one of the deadliest weeks ever recorded on Yucatecan highways, with a total of 13 traffic-related deaths. There have been 189 people killed in traffic accidents so far this year; 18 people died within the first two weeks of July.
MÉRIDA– According to El Diario de Yucatán newspaper, among the 18 traffic-related victims who have died in the month of July, just two were from other parts of the country who came here on vacation. According to statistical data, 40% of the victims have been motorcyclists; 30% traveled by car; 20% traveled by bicycle, and 10% were pedestrians. Traffic-related deaths have increased 30% this year over those recorded in the same period of 2016.
It is estimated that during this past week, every 12.9 hours the ministerial authorities were requested to assist on a traffic accident where a person died. The road with the greatest number of accidents is the Mérida-Cancún highway, where just during this week it has taken five lives.
It is followed by the Periférico de Mérida, and the Mérida-Campeche, Mérida-Tizimín and Mérida-Progreso highways. The main causes of these accidents have been: going over the speed limit; driving while being tired or under the influence of alcohol; being on the phone, and mechanical failures.
The SSP and the Federal Police indicated that roadblocks will be reinforced more than they currently are. They assured that the operations are in force throughout Yucatecan territory, and more than 7,500 policemen are participating.
SOURCE: El Diario de Yucatán
more recommended stories
More than 2 million people went to the Yucatan Fair at Xmatkuil this year
Merida, Yuc. (Notimex).- A massive influx.
Yucatán participates in protocol for prophylactic HIV treatment
Mexico, Dec. 7 (Notimex).- Several countries.
Get a knee replacement in Mexico and save enough money to live on for a year
“Typically, a knee replacement costs $35,000.
AMLO strikes Jalisco Nueva Generación cartel’s finances
New Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez.
Passenger Traffic Up 10.0% in Mexican Airports in first week of December
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de.
Innovative method to detect water contamination developed in Yucatán
Specialists from the Scientific Research Center of.
BMW to expand 3 Series production in Mexico
The German multinational company BMW announced that it.
Mexico Tourism Board Reports Industry Growth, Plans for 2019
CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board Hector.
Child athlete of Tekax goes viral after winning race barefoot
Angel Tzakum went viral after running.
Foreign investment will bring more employment to Yucatan in 2019
The president of the Yucatan Association.