Traffic officials say that 189 persons already have lost their life on the nation’s highways this year. The number is 33 more than in the first six months of 2013. More than a third, some 68 persons died in accidents that took place while they were riding a motorcycle, said the Policía de Tránsito.
The death count considers only individuals who died at the scene of an accident and not those who die later in a hospital.
There were 26 traffic deaths in July, four more than in June.