Mexico loses almost $20 billion annually due to traffic problems, and the increase in motorcycles and bicycles exacerbates road insecurity and fatal accidents.
Photo: Archive image of vehicular traffic in Mexico City. EFE/ José Méndez
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Leer en español: México pierde casi 20.000 millones de dólares anuales por accidentes viales y tráfico
Economic Losses Due to Road Problems in Mexico
Mexico loses around 350,000 million pesos (almost 20,000 million dollars) a year due to road situations such as intense traffic, blockades, or accidents, sources in the sector reported this Monday.
Likewise, in the last two years the presence of motorcycles and bicycles on public roads has doubled, exacerbating road insecurity and fatal accidents, the National Alliance for Road Safety (Anasevi), the Mexican Transportation Association said in a statement. and Road Transport (AMTM) and the Netherlands-based InterTraffic.
For these organizations, Mexico is the Latin American country with the most economic losses derived from road conditions in national territory.
The president of Anasevi, Arturo Cervantes, warned that there are already six million motorcycles registered in circulation in the country and they represent a risk "given the lax regulation on those who drive them, since, in addition, many are used to perpetrate all types of crimes." ”.
On the other hand, they pointed out that after the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic time has increased not only in the Mexican capital but also in other cities such as Guadalajara and Monterrey.
Call to Action and Collaboration with Authorities
In Mexico City the time lost per year is 74 hours, that is, three days in traffic congestion, and 52 hours in Guadalajara.
José Navarro, director of Tarsus, the organizing company of the Intertraffic exhibition, to be held from November 14 to 16 in Mexico City, said that this issue must be addressed “with authorities and seek solutions together.”
The exhibition, originally from the Netherlands, seeks in its edition in Mexico to support the solution of this problem.
Under the motto “Smart, safe, and sustainable mobility for all”, the seventh edition of the event, organized jointly between RAI Amsterdam and Tarsus México, will be held from November 14 to 16, 2023 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City.
The event will feature the participation of more than 60 exhibiting companies from different countries and expects to receive more than 2,500 visitors.
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