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Highway accidents have declined this summer, Merida police report.
Highway accidents have declined this summer, Merida police report.

As the summer season winds down, state officials are releasing good news-bad news data that compares highway accident figures to last year’s.

On the state’s highways and Merida’s ring road, the death toll among summer vacationers was 50 percent higher than last year, according to the Ministry of Public Security (SSP) of Yucatan. But the number of highway accidents was almost 30 percent lower than 2013.

However, the number of accidents on state highways and the ring road was almost 30 percent lower than 2013. Injuries were down by 100 passengers.

The number of holiday-time motor vehicle accidents is 180, compared with 256 last year, a reduction of 29.6 percent.

In those 180 accidents, 111 people — 43.7 percent fewer — were injured than last year.

Six fatalities have been reported; there were four summertime road fatalities last year. One terrible crash in Chemax-Coba, killing four, put the death toll over the top, statistically.

Crashes involving drunk drivers declined from 73 to 50 so far this summer, a decrease of 31.5 percent.

The summer holiday is considered over by Monday, Aug. 25, when classes resume in public schools.

Source: Sipse

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