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Traffic accidents take the lives of thousands each year, Dominican republic

In the Dominican Republic there have been 44,912 traffic accidents between 2011 and 2016, costing the lives of 11,417 people.

The data is contained in a report on the Indicators of Road Accidents 2016 carried out by the Observatory of Data on Road Safety, headed by engineer Mario Holguin.

The report is only preliminary so there may be variations in the statistics presented. In the cited period, there were 61,434 accident victims with 50,017 being injured.

Last year, 2016, there were 2,122 deaths, higher than 2015 when there were 1,946 – making the country still the most lethal country in the world for road traffic accidents with a mortality rate of 43.82 per 100,000 population.┬áThe social cost of these accidents and deaths is also high, with the state having to pay out RD$166,000 million in 2016 alone. ┬áThis investment is expected to increase unless integral road safety plans are implemented.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Mar 21, 2017

Category: DR News |

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