“TRAFFIC accidents continue to be a national problem,” the DGT stated.
“A lot of people think that this is a thing of the past, but on the contrary. We cannot forget that an average three people die in accidents every day.”
With just a few weeks before the end of the year, Spain’s DGT traffic authority have confirmed yesterday (Monday) in a report the elevated number of traffic accidents for the first eleven months of the year.
1,005 people have died in traffic accidents on interurban roads, which means that every day three people have lost their lives on the road and many others have been seriously injured, some with life-long consequences.
As Euro Weekly News has confirmed, this year’s figures are 86 less to the same period last year.
Faced with the alarming figures, the Directorate General of Traffic urges drivers to reflect on their behaviour behind the wheel.
“Traffic accidents are avoidable and the figure of 1,005 deaths is a wake-up call, before a month in which the festive season generates many long and short road trips which can lead to accidents and death if people do not take responsible action behind the wheel”
Stressing that many accidents occur when drivers use mobile phones when behind the wheel, or drink-drive or ignore the speed limit.
“Specific questions put forward to highlight the contradictions of individuals who know the dangers generated by these behaviours but sometimes break the rules,” said the DGT in a statement.
“The behaviour of each individual has a direct impact on other road users, so the responsibility is shared,” said the DGT.