The number of traffic accidents keeps increasing in Ancash

D espite the hard work and dedication of the National Police, the Superintendence of Transport of persons, cargo and goods (SUTRAN), Serenazgo officers and others worried about traffic, traffic accidents in recent years have been increasing at an alarmingly rate in Ancash. In 2013 2,175 people were reported injured and in 2012 the number of people killed in accidents reached 675. At the Huaraz Police Station so far this year there have been a hundred complaints about different types of accidents. Per day 10 complaints are recorded and of these 70% are all minor accidents, but 30% are unfortunately fatal accidents. The most deadly and accident-causing roads in our region are Lima–Chimbote Conchucos, the Huarmey sector followed by the route Huaraz–Lima, the Conococha and Rumichuco sectors; Huaraz–Casma and Huaraz–Caraz road leading through the sectors of Monterrey and Mullaca. For tourists it´s very important to bear in mind that a green traffic light in Huaraz does not mean you can cross the street safely. It´s known that car drivers have absolutely no respect for pedestrians so be very careful, either on foot or on a bike.

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