Traffic accident deaths in Spanish cities drop by 20%

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According to the Spanish Minister of the Interior, the number of deaths due to traffic accidents in cities has decreased by 20%.

Consolidated data on deaths due to traffic accidents in Spanish cities were presented by the Minister of the Interior Fernando Grande-Marlaska in Toledo to highlight the work carried out by municipalities in the field of road safety.

In 2021, 417 people died on urban roads, 102 fewer deaths than in 2019, a 20% reduction in deaths in a single year, unprecedented in the historical series.

Grande Marlaska said:

“In explaining this significant reduction in road deaths in our cities last year, I would like to remind you that on May 11, 2021, the speed limit of only 30 kilometers per hour on one-way streets came into effect. “.

The decrease in deaths in cities was reflected among vulnerable road users with a reduction of 34% among cyclists, 31% among those over 64, 26% among pedestrians and 17% among motorcyclists.

In 2021, 417 people died and 4,142 others were seriously injured in traffic accidents on urban roads, representing 20% ​​fewer fatalities and 4% fewer hospitalized injuries than in 2019, the statistical reference year.

These data are included in the consolidated road accident report for 2021 that the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, presented on Monday, September 19 in Toledo together with the Secretary General of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP ), Carlos Daniel Casares and the mayor of Toledo, Milagros Tolón, among other personalities.

The news follows reports that Iberdrola is consolidating its position as the main promoter of fast charging for electric vehicles in Spain, as reported on Tuesday, September 20.

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