the end of the month of August, have to make balance sheet of records on the months in which most journeys we make: July and August. During these two months, the different informative we have repeated time and time again that the accommodations of the beach and the beaches were packed, there was no or a pin. What is certain is that, according to data yes have increased the numbers of occupation in the coastal areas compared to past years, so that road travel is also.
The DGT stated that during these two months of summer there have been a few 85 million of displacements of long-haul on our roads, which represent an increase of 4.6 % compared to the same period of the past 2015, which is accounted for with 81,1 million. It seems to be that we have also had an important growth in terms of arrival of tourists from abroad.
Be that as it may, the case is that the ever-sad fact of deaths on the road during these two months of the year has increased with respect to the previous year, and not just in a mild form. 253 people have lost their lives on the road during the months of July and August, meaning an increase of no less than 27 fatalities. In July we left 123 people in traffic accidents and in August, they were 130.
in Addition to the long journeys in search of a few days of breaks away from the regular residences, we must keep in mind that during the summer are made more journeys than short-middle distance to go to theme parks, water parks, visit relatives, etc, we also can Not forget the festivities of towns and cities, which are perhaps the pathways more dangerous by the consumption of alcohol and/or drugs.
The DGT has increased the speed checks, alcohol and drugs during the summer, as well as verifications of the conditions of the vehicles themselves. The number of sanctions by some or other reasons (or by the sum of several) has been quite high, but even so, the number of deaths has increased.
The various reports show us that the age of our vehicles is very high, launching us a hint making us see that the increase of the mortality on the road is because our cars are old, out of date, and that, also, do not keep as well as they should. To a certain extent they are right, but they should take care of conscience.
During the crisis years, mortality rates have been declining gradually. In those years the Spanish have just purchased cars, so that blame to the increase of the average age of our cars is not at all moral. Also blame the largest number of victims the greatest number of displacements in these two months. It is logical, of course that influences, more displacement, more likely to suffer an accident.
however, when the numbers of road deaths were reduced not warned that this reduction was very much conditioned by the lower number of displacements. The case is that during this summer the relationship between the deceased and the displacement has increased if we compare it with the data of two years ago. And that every time the drivers respect more the rules of the road and we use more the important security devices like the seat belts or helmet.
As not done awareness campaigns appropriate, or perhaps it is that some speed controls, for example, should be made in places really dangerous, where truth itself would help to reduce accidents. In addition, an update of a good number of kilometres of the road network in Spanish, it would not hurt to reduce these sad rates.
In any case, the data of 253 deaths on our roads during the months of July and August is very high. For one reason or another, should really see what it has done wrong and what is failing for a fact that it has come down both to go up.
Source – DGT