The Catalan Traffic Service and the Traffic Division of the Mossos d’Esquadra activate, as of May 9, a plan of joint actions, with a measure of xoc to donate in response to the increase in accidents as well as fatalities of ‘those darreres setmanes. The data recorded accumulated during the first four months of this year, present values of significant increase with respect to the previous year.
This increase in accidents coincides with the increase in traffic motivated by the start of good weather, not just because of the operations of sortida and tornada dels ponts, but in general in all those days of communication that appropriate the citizens to the recreational areas and / or tourist.
Since the restrictions motivated by the appearance of the COVID have been overcome, the displacements have been disparate and, as well, the mortality. This April has concentrated 41.8% of the fatalities that have hit the first four months of the year.
Of course, this week’s cap has already provided for an intensification of the police presence throughout the country, also with an intensification of the volumes of information, vigilance and control by the mijans aeris and the mobile teams of the SCT, also with the installation of online radars and the dissemination of security councils in the variable missatge panels. It is also to reinforce the missatges by social networks on safe driving, with the aim of reducing risk behaviors to all appeal to the responsibility of drivers and drivers.
The violation of the driver and the distractions are the main causes of the accidents
According to the type of accident, road accident (26%) is the major accident, followed by frontal collision (17%).
The driver’s infraction (26%) and the factor that could affect attention (24%) are the causes of accidents that have been registered the most.
By type of vehicle, tourism (36%) is the one that has participated the most in fatal and severe accidents, followed by motorcycles (32%).
In relation to the time slot, the majority of accidents occur in the afternoon (45%) and on weekdays: dissabte (27%), diumenge (17%) and divendres (16%).
Of the fatalities and fatalities, 73% were men and 27% were men; 27% were between 51 and 65 years old and 20% were between 18 and 30 years old.
The road that records the most serious or fatal accidents is the AP-7 (with a total of 18 accidents and 26 fatal or serious victims), followed by the C-32, the C-31, the C-14 and the N -II (amb 7 accidents cadascuna). If the fatalities are taken into account, the AP-7, the C-14, the C-16 and the C-32 are the ones that register the most victims.
Pel that makes vulnerable groups, at the end of April there were 22 fatalities: 10 pedestrians, 8 motorists, 3 cyclists and a VMP driver. In the months of February and March they have represented 43% of the fatalities and in the month of April, 48%. In the cas dels ferits greus, there have been 99 victims: 71 motorcyclists, 17 cyclists and 11 pedestrians; In the months of February and March, they account for 60% and 55% of the victims, while the general will mean 44% and 31% in April.
Keep in mind that on the AP-7 there are more pedestrians that have been run over (6 deaths) and on the C-58, C-32 and the N-II on more motorists there have been fatalities.
Both of these given to me, the specific plan to reduce accidents (which included a comprehensive patrol plan) has the following objectives:
Prevent and reduce the serious and fatal accidents that are produced in the past object of the specific plan of trànsit 2022, with special attention to the accidents of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, aixecant the alert level of drivers mitigating the police presence of trànsit d’ high visualization of the main eixos viaris in the fringes and hours of maximum mobility (weekend caps).
Achieve safer behaviors on the roads.
Reduce risk behaviors, prioritizing the detection of the following behaviors: distractions, excessive speed, non-use of passive security systems, drug-alcoholemia and integral motorist controls (PREMOT)
Promote a safe mobility of the transport of goods in heavy and light vehicles.
In this way, it is necessary to focus the actions mainly on the protection of the most vulnerable groups (passengers, motorists and cyclists) and the improvement of mobility; increase the controls in the fries on which the majority of serious and fatal accidents are concentrated: AP-7, C-14, C-16, C-32, C-31 and N-II; intensify the controls of distractions, excessive speed and motorists; The patrols are most visible on Fridays with the most accidents: AP-7, Barcelona area, especially in the afternoon and on weekdays (sortida and return from weekdays).