The Oaxaca Health Services (SSO) led the second meeting of the State Observatory of Injuries (OEL), where they pointed out that the state has more than 3,000 vehicle accidents each year.
Oaxaca.-The main causes of these incidents are: disobeying traffic signals, speeding, lack of distance, and driving under the influence of alcohol, a fact that puts the Oaxacan unit in first place in the country in this matter.
He highlighted that the municipalities with the most incidents during the year 2022 are Oaxaca de Juárez with 1,565, Santa Cruz Xoxocatlán with 381, Santa Lucia del Camino with 341, Huajupan de León with 141, Juchitán de Zaragoza was with Salina Cruz. 68 and Tuxtepec with 50, among others; Out of the total accidents in the state, 772 people have died.
One study noted that in recent decades, pedal work in Oaxaca de Juárez has been neglected and criminalized, and even marginalized when designing cycling infrastructure. placed on.
For this reason, they agreed that it is important to engage in efforts to implement preventive actions with an emphasis on areas with the highest accident rates in the organization.
During the meeting, they agreed to intensify the operationalization of breath analyzers and the training of those responsible for the program in seven primary municipalities: Santa Cruz Xoxocatlán, San Jacinto Amilpas, Santa Lucia del Camino, Huajupan de León, Oaxaca de Juárez, Ciudad de Tlaxiao, and San Pedro. mixtape.
Of the types of accidents, they highlighted that the first place is a collision with a motor vehicle 1,781, collision with a motorcycle 558, accidents with fixed objects 475, exiting the road 163, and rollovers 132. , rushing over 113, among others.
The tragic event for the Morales Quiroz family occurred on the Oaxaca-Cuquenopalan highway, at the height of the San Pablo Huitzo-Asuncion Nochixtlán section.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million 300 thousand people die annually in road accidents in the world, which makes road safety an important public health issue for society and the current administration’s agenda.