Animals Loose On The Road / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Havana, 23 November 2016 — Cows, goats and calves are a
constant presence on the streets of Cuban roads. The lack of stables
that can be properly closed, problems in buying wire to fence off land,
along with the negligence of the owners, have made the sight of animals
on the road commonplace.
In a small street of Santa Clara a family leads their cattle graze in
broad daylight. To the poor condition of the pavement we add the
potential danger that the ruminants run along the way. A risk that often
ends in a fatal outcome.
In the first four months of this year 3,702 traffic accidents occurred
on Cuban roads, with a total of 244 deaths. Among the most frequent
reasons were the poor state of roads, speeding, consumption of alcohol,
improper signaling, lack of attention on the part of drivers to
controlling their vehicle and, unfailingly, animals roaming the roads
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