(Central News Agency reporter Yu Xiaohan, Taipei, 26th) According to statistics from the Ministry of Communications, the number of traffic accident deaths from January to March this year was 812, including 103 pedestrians, an increase of 2 compared with the same period last year; in terms of counties and cities, Taipei City, Tainan City and Keelung City is the top 3 cities with the most pedestrian deaths over the same period last year.
The Ministry of Communications issued a press release today stating that the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Education reported the “Pedestrian Priority Traffic Safety Action Plan” to the Executive Yuan meeting on May 25, proposing 19 action plans for 4 aspects, declaring that the government will implement the improvement of pedestrian traffic Security determination.
According to the Ministry of Communications, the death toll in traffic accidents from January to March this year was 812, of which 103 were pedestrians, an increase of 2 compared with the same period last year, and the situation has not improved.
The Ministry of Communications pointed out that from the perspective of counties and cities, the total number of pedestrian deaths in Liudu (63) is significantly higher than that of non-Liudu (40), and among the non-Liudu, Changhua County is the most serious. The detailed figures will not be available until next week. Full announcement.
In addition, in terms of pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people, Keelung City ranks first with more than 1 pedestrian death. In the same period, Taipei City ranked first with an increase of 6 people, followed by Tainan City with an increase of 5 people, and ranked third. Keelung City added 4 people.
According to the Ministry of Communications, the “Pedestrian Priority Traffic Safety Action Plan” lists 4 aspects of engineering, education, supervision, and law enforcement, and proposes 19 action plans, of which 9 are the most engineering-oriented action plans, mainly in the construction of a safe pedestrian traffic environment , as the number of violations and the number of injuries showed an increase in line with the trend, the action program proposed 5 items for supervision, in addition, 3 items for education, and 2 items for law enforcement. Supervision, education, and law enforcement mainly establish the public’s concept of correct road use and guide corrections Irregularities.
In terms of supervision, the Ministry of Communications said that the violations are rectified and the training license is renewed, the locomotive driving training is doubled, the locomotive road safety is further improved, violations are cleared, the license plate of the Bawang car is recovered, and the safety of parking at the intersection is guaranteed.
The General Administration of Highways said that the supervision of the “Pedestrian Priority Traffic Safety Action Plan” is aimed at novice drivers (within one year of obtaining a driver’s license), because the violations and accidents are much higher than those of other drivers with more than one year of driving experience. Should participate in the workshop program.
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For high-risk drivers, the Ministry of Communications said that it proposed to resume plans for regular license renewal, lectures, qualification review, and settlement of violations, so as to correct bad behavior of drivers; for the promotion of locomotive driving training subsidies since 2018, the subsidies will also be increased this year 40,000 are used to reduce the risk of motorcycle race violations and accidents.
Improve the safety of passers-by by strengthening the cleanup of violation cases and curb the occurrence of major violations; at the same time, through the evaluation of transport operators and when applying for subsidies, they must propose safety education and training programs or projects for passenger transport intersections to improve the self-management of transport operators and implement The concept of stopping and giving way at intersections, the supervisory authority has also strengthened the inspection of the implementation of the industry, and public and private cooperation to improve pedestrian safety. (Editor: Wu Xiechang) 1120526