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Road Safety Campaign begins

The government launched a campaign on Monday, 24 October 2016 to raise awareness to reduce the high number of traffic accidents in the country.

The campaign slogan is “Drive responsibly for yourself, for others and for your loved ones.”

The Presidency Communication Office says that data compiled from the 911 emergency system shows that one traffic accident occurred every five minutes last week, which translates to 12 accidents an hour, 288 a day and 2,024 during the seven days of the week.

Motorbikes are involved in seven out of ten of these accidents, according to the statistics. The press release states that many motorcyclists cause the accidents due to reckless and irresponsible driving. Motorcyclists are involved in 7 of 10 accidents, according to 911 data.

Traffic accidents are the main cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 19 in the world and the Dominican Republic has the highest rate in the Western Hemisphere and second-highest worldwide with 29.3 deaths for every 100,000 citizens in the last year.

Source: DR1, Lisitndiario

Oct 28, 2016

Category: DR News |

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