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Why don't road traffic deaths decrease in Argentina?

Since 1990, the number of deaths in traffic accidents range from 7000 to 8000 per year.

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According to statistics from the NGO Struggle for Life, since 1990, the number of deaths in traffic accidents range from 7000 to 8000. That is, while in many European countries or even Latin American countries, people who died in transit have declined in different proportions, in Argentina the figure remains relatively stable.

In the almost 30 years that have passed, the National Road Safety Agency was created, controls, fines and penalties increased. The media has paid more attention to the most important cases and some improvements have been made such as the National Drivers License. However, everything has turned out to be a shocky failure. The failure is explained by the fact that infrastructure remains poor in the face of a fast growing vehicle fleet. It is also explained, because fines only have a collection purpose and because obtaining a driver's license is still a procedure that does not require much. Because road education and permanent training are insufficient and because the authorities they need to control do not have the tools and do not plan in the medium or long term.

For all the above, it is essential that road education be incorporated into school curricula, that highly trained professional bodies are created to control and plan road safety. In addition, taking out the driver's license must require a course of not less than 6 months with multiple evaluation instances. And driving in drunk or performing reckless actions should be considered a crime. In turn, much of the national routes must be motorways.

Publication Date: 10/07/2018

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