The National Road Safety Agency (ANSV) will make an investment of $27,000 million in the ‘Safe System’ initiative, with which it seeks reinforce the infrastructure for reduce road accidents from the country.
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“We work from different strategies to reduce fatalities and in this task we ask Colombians to accompany us, to respect traffic signs, drive carefully and responsibly to save more lives on the roads,” said Angela María Orozco, minister Of transport.
In fact, the speeding It is one of the main causes of road accidents in Colombia, and in 2021 it left 7,270 dead.
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The outlook could have been worse, according to Luis Lota, director of the National Road Safety Agency, “with this work, in 2021, 65 municipalities were technically assisted and 4,932 road actors were sensitized, likewise, more than 1,177 people were trained in comprehensive care for victims and more than 90 road control operations were carried out at the most critical points. And he added: “now, the turn is for the intervention of the infrastructure that seeks to promote adequate speed management.”
The work plan, ‘Safe System’, will be carried out, through three contracts, in the six departments where the highest accident rates have been recorded in recent years: Antioquia, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Santander, Tolima and Valle del Cauca.
The areas that will be intervened are those that register more speeding, high mortality rates and greater exposure to the risk of road actors.
It should be noted that, in addition, systems and containment devices vehicle, as well as socialization activities will be carried out for road actors so that they take this initiative into account.