Arturo Cervantes Trejo, president of the National Alliance for Road Safety (ANASEVI), recalled that Mexico faces the challenge of achieving the objectives of the Second Decade for Road Safety 2021-2030, which involves reducing the number of accidents by 50 percent, and recalled that Intertraffic Mexico 2022 will be held from November 8 to 10 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City, and will contribute to strengthening measures for mobility and road safety.
Vinicio Serment Guerrero, general director of Technical Services of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT), considered that road safety education should be a compulsory subject in schools. He pointed out that road safety is similar to a global pandemic, so the objective is to minimize the number of fatalities and injuries on the roads. He assured that the federal government is working to improve highway infrastructure.
Serment Guerrero presented the Sectorial Program for Communications and Transportation 2020-2024, under which public resources are to be invested in accident prevention with equipment, safety infrastructure, impact cushions and adequate signaling in each project, which will strengthen road safety actions. He said that road safety audits are carried out to contribute to reduce risks, accidents and accident victims, as well as in the homologation of road signs in the country.
We are convinced that all road accidents are preventable
Edgar Zamora, regional leader for Safer Travel for iRAP Americas, an organization dedicated to saving lives by eliminating high-risk roads around the world, spoke of the importance of having a world free of high-risk roads and warned that, in Mexico, most roads are rated at an average level of three stars in the safety index, which represents an intermediate point in the international scale that goes from 1 to 5 stars.