Lima fatal traffic accidents down this year, says police

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Fatal traffic accidents in Lima have seen a decrease since 2010, according to Peru’s National Police. 

Traffic accidents have left 216 people dead, and 208 injured in Lima, so far this year, according to the country’s transit police.

Police said the roads with the most accidents were Paseo de la Republica, Panamericana Sur, Panamericana Norte, and the Central Highway.

Most of the accidents, police said, were due to speeding and drunk driving, Peru21 reported.

"The trend is lower this year because we undertook awareness raising [campaigns]and because of the actions we carry out when the long weekends are near," said Aldo Villa, director of traffic control at Peru’s National Police.

Villa said that in 2010 traffic accidents left 590 dead, and 569 injured, and said these numbers were reduced in 2011 to 574 dead and 553 injured, thanks to awareness campaigns.

>Despite Lima’s decrease, > fatal traffic accidents have continued to increase nationwide.

According to a report published by the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics earlier this month, there were over 2,794 fatal accidents in 2011, 484 more than the previous year.
 

Traffic accidents have left 216 people dead, and 208 injured in Lima, so far this year, according to the country’s transit police.

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