Based on the campaign Zero Alcohol at the Wheel of the Buenos Aires Government, agents of the Undersecretariat for Policy and Road Safety carried out breathalyzer tests on male and female drivers.
1.5% of tests yielded punitive positive results (values greater than 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per liter of blood), while there were 3.7% of non-punitive positive cases (between 0.01 and 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per liter of blood).
For this reason, Minister Jorge D’Onofrio raised the need to implement the Law that eliminates the permitted percentage of alcohol in blood in the provincial territory, where four deaths per day are recorded due to road accidents and where the consumption of alcohol and other substances is positioned between the main causes of fatal accidents.
Meanwhile, in relation to other infractions, 2,214 private vehicles were inspected and a total of 23 driver’s licenses were withheld, the vast majority due to lack of Vehicle Technical Verification (TVV).
These operations were deployed on the main provincial routes, covering the Buenos Aires – La Plata Highway, RP 11, Highway 2, RP 63, RP 56 and RP 74; and in the entrances to Mar del Plata, Mar del Tuyú, San Clemente, Santa Teresita, San Bernardo, Pinamar and Villa Gesell. In addition, the winter campaign was carried out in the towns of Balcarce, General Madariaga, Necochea, Sierra de la Ventana, Tandil and the Hudson, La Huella and San Borombón tolls.
For its part, the Undersecretary of Land Transport acted through the Directorate of Transport Supervision and controlled the status of the units that provide public passenger transport services.
Agents from the Supervision Directorate verified documentation, qualification and condition of groups, vans and drivers at the entrances and terminals of Mar del Plata, San Clemente, Tandil, Samborombón Toll, among other locations. In total, 1,102 units were inspected and 67 acts were drawn up for irregularities in the services.
The 2022 Winter Operation was coordinated with the Road Safety Police Superintendency of the Buenos Aires Ministry of Safety, AUBASA, the National Commission for Transport Regulation (CNRT) and municipal transit agencies.
In this way, the Ministry of Transport of the Province of Buenos Aires accompanied the vehicular movement during the winter holidays, providing assistance, prevention and awareness in road safety to the tourists who traveled along the Buenos Aires routes.