AMET reaches out to educate pedestrians
The Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) says that 327 pedestrians were killed and another 1,114 were injured by motor vehicles last year. The figure was released as the traffic police announced its new educational program for pedestrians and drivers to prevent more deaths. AMET is distributing leaflets and aims to reach more than 100,000 pedestrians.
The new road safety program is aimed at increasing safety on city streets by improving the behavior of both pedestrians and drivers. The plan will start in the National District and later extended to the Greater Santo Domingo area before being rolled out nationwide.
The initiative includes high school students who will be meeting their educational curriculum requirement of 60 hours of community service by participating in the program.
Feb 13, 2016
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