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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:42 pm 
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Aruba had only two traffic fatalities during 2017, a record low for this century. The decline
in traffic fatalities is attributed to the construction of the green corridor highway that
connects the island's main urban areas, and the subsequent road closings forcing drivers
to slowdown on speed.

In addition, there were more police patrolling the streets on drinking and driving, mobile
use while driving, the use of car safety belts, and speed violations.

The role of numerous traffic circles constructed in recent years replacing traffic lights
and dangerous road crossings improved traffic safety and flow.



year 2000: 15 fatalities
year 2001: 20
year 2002: 18
year 2003: 18
year 2004: 14
year 2005: 15
year 2006: 15
year 2007: 11
year 2008: 20
year 2009: 17
year 2010: 17
year 2011: 14
year 2012: 17
year 2013: 13
year 2014: 07
year 2015: 12
year 2016: 10
year 2017: 02

The Dutch Caribbean islands of Curacao had 18 traffic fatalities in 2017, Bonaire had 5 traffic
fatalities, and Saint Maarten had 4 traffic fatalities last year.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:41 pm 
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That is great news. Last trip we saw at least 2 roadblocks went through one on the way back from dinner. More police and better roads is having an effect.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:35 pm 
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That is great news. Not just about the record low number of fatalities but all of what the police are doing to crack down on violators.
Great News!

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