Published On: Tue, Jan 3rd, 2017

Number of car accidents in Querétaro down on previous years

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The Querétaro’s Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) reported that the amount of automobile accidents decreased by 49.1 percent during the Christmas holiday’s season. 265 automobile accidents happened in 2015, while in 2016 this number went down to 135, according to Queretaro’s State Police Director, Angel Rangel Nieves, who emphasized that this is the result of the coordination among security corporations.

As for injuries caused by automobile accidents, the official said: “During the 2015 season, 45 people resulted injured, while on December 2016, the number went down to 25.

Nine fatalities occurred in car accidents during the 2015 Christmas holiday season, while there were only two this year, which represents a decrease of 77 percent”.


Querétaro’s security operation (Photo:

“State and Municipal security programs such as “Radar”, “Carrusel” and “Breathalyzer” (Alcoholímetro), greatly influenced the decrease in the number of accidents”, said Rangel Nieves.

Regarding the “Breathalyzer”, program implemented from December 29 to the 31, authorities conducted 77 alcoholometry tests, 96 cars were inspected, 200 people were interviewed, 69 tickets were issued, 10 people were taken before the Civic Court; 12 vehicles were sent to the Car pound (Corralón), and four firearms were secured.

He emphasized that the operation was carried out in the municipalities of San Juan del Rio, Pedro Escobedo, Corregidora, Querétaro and Jalpan de Serra; across municipal and state roads.

Meanwhile, 31 people were detained during the weekend, 29 were taken before common law and two before the federal court. 59 people were taken before Civic Courts for different administrative faults and nine stolen vehicles were recovered.




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