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30% of road accidents are due to alcohol

The state coordinator of Accident Prevention and Road Safety Program of warrior, Elizabeth Zapata Diazpointed out that automobile accidents associated with alcohol consumption are a public health problem that mainly affects people between the ages of 20 and 39.

During the seminar on the harmful use of alcoholic beverages organized by the National Commission against Addictions (Conadic), stated that in the United Nations General Assembly The countries pledged to reduce the number of deaths from traffic accidents by 50 percent.

In this sense, he asserted that the correct use of a helmet when riding a motorcycle reduces the risk and severity of head injuries by 72 percent, and up to 39 percent the possibility of death.

In turn, he explained that more and more young people drive these means of transport under the influence of alcohol, which increases the risk of accidents.

The strengthening of measures such as the breathalyzer for drivers inhibits the abuse in the consumption of alcoholic beverages; the evidence shows that this action has contributed to a 20 percent reduction in traffic accidents.

The specialist presented a study carried out in 2018 in 30 municipalities of 27 states, which showed that between 66 percent and 85 percent of motorcycle drivers exceed speed limits.

Alberto Martinez
Alberto Martinez
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