Impact of road insecurity
It is not correct to call traffic events ‘accidents’, since they are generally not accidental, but are caused by different human behaviours or characteristics of the environment. It is estimated that 93 percent of traffic events have their origin in avoidable human errors, the rest have to do with vehicle and infrastructure issues.
Traffic events have direct costs for deaths and funeral expenses, health expenses for injuries and hospitalizations. In addition, they cause orphanhood and loss of economic income for families. Not to mention damages to vehicles, infrastructure, and to third parties. There are direct costs such as legal expenses and insurance premiums, as well as indirect costs that include productivity losses in companies due to absence from work, loss of specialized personnel and loss of sales due to goods that are not delivered on time.