This Tuesday, as every October 5, is celebrated in Argentina the Day of the Road and Road Safety Education. The date coincides with the realization, in 1925, of the first Pan American Congress of Roads, which took place almost a century ago in the City of Buenos Aires.The event marked the beginning of the expansion of the routes in the country and was a symbol of integration between peoples and development. For that reason, the date was institutionalized as the Day of the Road and Road Safety Education.But with the growth of communication routes also increased traffic accidents.
“Road accidents are the main cause of death in people under 35 years of age”
Therefore, this date also seeks to reaffirm knowledge and respect for traffic laws as a way to promote human coexistence. The date also coincides with the creation of the National Directorate of Roads, in 1932.Some data
According to figures from the Civil Association Fight for Life, in 2020 4,986 people died in traffic accidents. The indicator shows a decrease compared to 2019. However, Luchemos por la Vida clarifies that this is due to the “drastic reduction in circulation”, product of the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.” Road accidents are the main cause of death in people under 35 years of age,” said the Minister of Transport, Alexis Guerrera.In Argentina, 90% of the accidents that occurred are attributable to the driver as the main cause, the main ones being:
Negligence (drunkenness, distractions, abrupt maneuvers).
Failure to comply with Traffic Regulations (speeding, improper distance, lack of respect for signs)