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Dominican Republic traffic deaths is alarming

Santiago.-  The Catholic Church on Thursday called number of people who lose their lives in traffic accidents alarming, so much so that it gives the impression that the statistics are reports “from a war in a nation in conflict.”

In its latest edition of weekly publication Camino with the Op-Ed titled “dying on the roads,” the Archbishop of Santiago notes around 1,500 people are killed and 3,000 hurt many with permanent injuries in the country each year and, to verify that data “one only has to follow the news of the weekend.”

Citing UN figures Camino says it´s a regret that the country ranks second in the world in road carnage, among the 182 nations on the more traffic deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, with a rate of 41.7 deaths.

It adds that the data shows that only the Pacific island of Niue exceeds Dominican Republic in that ranking.

Source: DT

July 31, 2015

Category: DR News |

  1. Samson

    We know the problems but will anyone do anything about it?

    It all starts with proper training and then following the rules of the road. It has become a free for all.

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