Local January 26, 2012 | 8:14 am

Dominican Republic is Hemisphere’s worst in road safety, study

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic in the Western Hemisphere’s worst country in road safety, as evidenced by its 34.60% mortality rate for each 100,000 inhabitants in traffic accidents.

The data are in a recent study on Road Fatality in the Western Hemisphere, by the Dignity Network Foundation (FundaReD), which analyzed the deaths risks in thoroughfares of its 28 countries.

The document reveals that Cuba, Costa Rica and Chile have the lowest mortality rate, from 4.9% to 8.8% deaths for each 100,000 inhabitants, considered the safest road networks of the region’s nations, jointly with Puerto Rico and Canada,.

It said Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and Dominican Republic are the most unsafe countries in thoroughfares, followed iby Argentina, El Salvador, Uruguay, Ecuador, Paraguay and Honduras.

The document adds that the country has all the conditions to declare its unsafe roads in a national state of emergency.

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