Traffic Police and insurance company join forces to reduce accidents
Santo Domingo.- Road accidents caused 1,500 deaths and 3,000 injuries in the past year and a large majority end in amputation, according to Transport Police (AMET) director Juan Gerónimo Brown Pérez, who described this as a serious and alarming issue.
“We’re talking about a serious and delicate subject. This is why there is a need to create citizen awareness on this issue”, said Brown Pérez during the signing of an agreement with insurance company Mapfre for the organization of a road safety public awareness campaign.
The AMET chief said that collisions between vehicles and loss of control, almost always due to careless driving, “are the main cause of death and this cannot continue”.
He stated that accidents cause a lot of pain to Dominican families, which is why awareness needs to be created in society, especially among young people.
“The youngest top the list of accidents, so we are concentrating on creating awareness among them to prevent more tragedies,” he added.
He said that AMET had trained 1,200 members of public transport drivers’ associations, including the most prominent, so that they will drive more carefully and on the defensive.
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