Last month Mexico established a constitutional right to safe mobility. Approved by the country’s Senate in 2019, the constitutional amendment became official when the 17th of Mexico’s 32 states, Querétaro, ratified it. Mexico’s highest legal document now treats safe mobility as a fundamental human right.
As a report by TheCityFix observes, World Health Organization data indicates that there were 16,000 motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2016, and fatalities in Mexico have been rising in recent years. The new amendment “calls for accessibility for all; efficiency in the use of space and resources; environmental, social and economic sustainability; gender, age and income inclusion; and equity as an overarching priority so that the result is a positive change for everyone, not just a fraction of the population.”