Traffic deaths victims in Spain honoured


SPANISH municipalities have been honouring the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

The day, held on November 19, was started by RoadPeace in the UK in 1993.

In Spain this year, there have been 1,072 registered deaths on roads of which 21 occurred in the province of Almeria according to data from the Spain’s Directorate General of Traffic.

There have also been nearly a thousand injuries, 76 critical and 899 minor. Most minor accidents happen on secondary roads while most fatalities recorded on conventional highways.

In Europe, Spain has a rate of 36 road accident-related deaths per million inhabitants, however this below the EU average mortality rate of 52.  Spain has one of the best levels of road safety records in the world.