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Dominican Republic is Western hemisphere’s most dangerous place to drive

Santo Domingo.– The World Health Organization reported that the Dominican Republic is the Western hemisphere’s most dangerous place to drive, and 15th worst in the world, according to The Global status report on road safety 2015, reflecting information from 180 countries.

In the country each year 29 out of every 100,000 people die in road accidents, says the report which calls for urgent action to achieve the ambitious target for road safety reflected in the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020.

The Dominican Republic registered more roads deaths per capita than any other country in the world in 2013, but it has since been surpassed by Libya, Thailand and several African nations.

But that doesn’t mean the situation is improving, for death rate is still on the rise, up from 21.6 per 100,000 people in 2010.

Source: DT

Dec 30, 2015

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