is Just the beginning of the new year and already we have reviewed important data about the behaviour of 2016 as sales data, the 10 compact more commercialized or 10 SUV sold during the past 12 months. But we must also look back and see many have been the people who have lost their lives in our road and in what conditions, what should help us to reduce, the sooner the better, these data.
According to the General Directorate of Traffic in 2016, has registered a total of 1.038 accidents with fatalities on roads, which are 15 accidents more than in the year 2015. In those 1.038 accidents with victims, 1.160 people lost their lives and other 5.067 needed hospitalization for his injuries. These data imply a 1.4% increase in fatal accidents, an increase of 2.6% in victims life-threatening (29 deaths) and an increase of 4.3 % in hospitalized wounded (209 wounded more).
These data we must catch them “with tweezers”. Correspond only to accidents that occur on intercity highways and the data of the deceased are those people who died before 24 hours after the accident; that is to say, if a person had an accident, he was admitted for more than 24 hours and subsequently died, is not told in this first interim report. Within a few months, in a more detailed report, will be counted for the deceased until 30 days after the occurrence of the accident and also the victims of both urban roads as toll.
age, the greater collective of the deceased is that of people older than 65 years, with 240 deaths, accounted for 21 % of the total. With a 19 % of total are people between 45 and 54 years (225 deaths) and with the same percentage of people between 35 and 44 years of age (216 dead). The number of child deaths (under the age of 14 years) has been 19, with a 2 % of the victims total.
DGT compares these data of accidents on intercity highways with the 1960, saying that in that year, the first of which will have records, they lost the lives of 1,300 people. Personally I think that little sense to have to compare numbers with a difference of 56 years. In those days there were fewer cars in circulation (32 times less), had lower mechanical features, the drivers less appreciation of how dangerous it could be driving without respecting the road, the tract had little to do with today… and a long etcetera.
on the other hand, in recent times boasted of having managed to reduce year on year the numbers of accident in Spain, without making mention of that in these years of crisis, the Spanish we used less of our vehicles and, of course, going out less of a vacation or “getaway” weekend; not to say driving with a lot more smoothness and more slowly by that save every drop of fuel possible. Now, it seems that one of the causes of the increase in fatalities comes from a highest number of displacements of long distance, according to informs the own DGT, have grown 5 %.
Source – DGT