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16 January 2018

Mexico’s safer roads see casualty reduction

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com

An improvement in road safety is being seen on Mexico’s network, according to the latest official data. There has been a 53% drop in the number of road crashes between 2012 and 2017, according to the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT). The number of crashes dropped from 23,748 in 2012 to 12,533 in 2017.

The improvements in safety can be attributed to Mexico’s massive road upgrade programme as well as the installation of new traffic signs. In addition, the safety gains have been assisted by improvements in road signs, new road surface markings and better maintenance of existing markings.

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