The European Union aims to make transport accident-free by 2050 and to halve the number of accidents by 2030, the Minister for Innovation and Technology has stated.
László Palkovics said that this is all the more necessary because traffic accidents claim 3,500 lives a day worldwide, which means 1.3 million deaths a year. , and together it will reduce the world’s GDP by 3 percent.
The goal is also to reduce the number of fatal accidents in Hungary, as about 500 people have lost their lives on Hungarian roads every year since 2011, “he added.
93 percent of fatal accidents are caused by human error, most often by speeding, drunkenness, or lack of use of safety devices such as seat belts. Most of the victims are young people between the ages of 5 and 29, with pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists most at risk, he said.
In the field of road development, the goal is to make all cities with county status accessible by expressway by 2025, the Hungarian village. and 1,529 kilometers of road will be renewed under the program. In total, road development worth HUF 3,200 billion will be implemented in the next period, of which HUF 1,800 billion will be domestic resources. Intelligent technologies, 5G networks and drones can minimize congestion and congestion, thus avoiding some accidents, he explained.
driving technology centers will be operated on existing and under construction motor sports tracks. The preparation of children for safe traffic is also part of the action program, he added.
Prizes were also presented at the meeting: the bridge of the year became the Tiszavirág bridge in Szolnok, and the roundabout of the year was a papal junction at 83 and 838.
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