500 people die a year in traffic accidents in Bogotá

The analysis reveals that, so far in 2021, pedestrians have registered a reduction in fatalities of 30% compared to 2019.

During the weekend the World Day in Memory of the Victims of Road Accidents was commemorated, according to information from the Bogotá mobility secretariat, a year there are more than 500 people who die in the middle of an accident on the city’s roads.

“Bogotá commemorates the world day of the victims of road accidents, we want to send a very warm hug to all the families that unfortunately have lost a loved one in a road accident, we continue working to reduce these unfortunate figures ”, assured Juan Esteban Martínez, Undersecretary of Mobility Policy in Bogotá.

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According to the transit entity, Bogotá through different strategies such as control measures, campaigns and seminars on pedagogy and civic culture, has achieved a reduction of close to 10% in fatalities compared to 2019.

The study also revealed that, so far in 2021 pedestrians have registered a reduction in fatalities of 30% compared to 2019, who historically were always the most affected by road accidents.

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“In a typical year in Bogotá, more than 500 people die in transit, therefore, we reiterate our commitment to continue working for a safer mobility system that allows eradicating this problem that affects every year hundreds of families in our city, ”Martinez said.

Courses and workshops available for victims of road accidents:

● Grief management
Psychological First Aid and Crisis Intervention
● How to communicate the bad news?
● Education for Road Safety
Road accidents in the workplace
● Road accident
● Road accidents from criminal law
Extra-contractual civil liability derived from road accidents
● Information related to the IPAT (police traffic accident report) and the SOAT

Those who want more information and register for the talks and workshops for free, can enter the page https://www.movilidadbogota.gov.co/web/search/node/ORVI


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