Zacatecas, Mexico - On Monday, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced a plan of action for Mexico's roads, to help keep both domestic and international tourist safe over the Easter holiday season.
During the opening ceremonies of the newly renovated stretch of the Jerez–Tlaltenango highway in Zacatecas, Peña Nieto launched a federal plan to provide for the safety of Mexican nationals and foreign visitors as they travel on the highways during these Holy Week holidays.
Peña Nieto said that the Tourism Secretariat will distribute specialized information in seventy-five strategic areas throughout the country to all visitors as they travel through the country. He added that the Ministry of Communications and Transport will install road blocks that will verify that public transport operators are sober and alert enough to safely transport passengers.
President Peña Nieto also expressed his condolences to the families of the people who lost loved ones during a bus accident last Sunday. Thirty-six people died when a bus traveling from Acayucan to Cosamaloapan in the state of Veracruz was struck by a truck and bust into flames.
"We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of all those affected by the tragic accident," Peña Nieto said.
He stressed that a road block system, where truck drivers will also be tested for their preparedness to drive, is essential for this type of accident to be prevented in future.
Peña Nieto added that 14,000 members of the Federal Police will be a part of this new plan to better assure the safety of all those traveling on the roads during Easter.Original Story