- Drivers do not raise awareness.
- For next year, a significant amount of resources are expected to be invested in road culture; there is an urgent need to advance in Durango: Marco Antonio Contreras.
César Rodríguez / The Voice of Durango
According to figures from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), during 2022, 377,231 traffic accidents were recorded, of which there were 53,629 motorcycle accidents. Likewise, compared to 2021 figures, in 2022 there was an increase of just over seven thousand motorcycle accidents. Likewise, motorcycle accidents became one of the accidents with the highest number of fatalities, ranking third after car accidents and run-overs.
In the case of Durango, through the Municipal Directorate of Public Security (DMSP), different awareness campaigns have been carried out, where protective helmets were even given when paying the fine, however, the efforts have not provided the expected results. since light vehicle drivers continue to cause accidents by not respecting the road regulations, as reported by the head of the aforementioned agency, Marco Antonio Contreras Villanueva.
In this sense, he expressed the concern of the City Council, which is why next year the investment of several million pesos is expected in road culture, where prevention will be the main objective.
“We want to invest a lot in road culture, a license simulator is coming, if you don’t pass your license will not be granted, it is a fact for next year,” he mentioned.
Finally, the municipal official stated that in turn they will invest in road reengineering, where signage, traffic lights and pedestrian spaces will be the priority.