Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
versão impressa ISSN 1726-4634
SAGASTEGUI, Freddy. Supervising road safety in Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.2, pp. 255-259. ISSN 1726-4634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342010000200015.
In this article some problems in road safety are described, which have been detected by the Ombudsman of Peru, as part of its role of public administration supervisor, amongst these problems we mention: lack of and inadequate elaboration of the statistics on road traffic accidents, the inconsistency of the National Council for Road Security and the lack of responsibility of the local and regional governments reflected by the lack of application of the National Plan of Road Safety. Facing this, the Ombudsman suggests that the State develops a rigorous statistical system, strengthens the National Council of Road Safety and that the different sectors of the government develop the mentioned National Plan.
Palavras-chave : Accidents, traffic; Information systems; Government; Public health; Peru.