Local July 13, 2022 | 3:33 pm

WHO: in Dominican Republic 64.6 out of 100,000 inhabitants die in traffic accidents

Traffic accident on Autopista Duarte

According to the CNN en Español portal, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Dominican Republic has the highest number of deaths in traffic accidents per inhabitant in the world.

According to WHO data updated for 2020-2021, five countries in Africa and Latin America have the highest number of fatal accidents on streets, roads, and highways.

For the WHO, the leading cause of death in young people aged 15 to 29 years is traffic accidents, as stated in its Report on the world situation of road safety of 2018, which, on the other hand, continues to increase.

More than half of these deaths worldwide correspond to pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists, the so-called “vulnerable users of public roads,” according to the WHO: In the Dominican Republic, the annual deaths from traffic accidents are around 3,000 people.

The other countries included in the top 5 are Eritrea, in position five; Liberia, in position four; Venezuela, at number three and Zimbabwe, at number two on the list.

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Mr. Sensible
July 13, 2022 3:42 pm

Actually surprised the number is that low. Just waiting for our new resident “anti gringo” to peg the blame on those from other countries.

Last edited 1 year ago by Mr. Sensible
Paul Tierney
July 13, 2022 5:42 pm

These bad figures been the case for the RD for many years. Will adding 10,000 new Digesett agents to the streets lower the statistics? It is doubtful there will be many new agents or lower statistics.

Mr. Sensible
July 13, 2022 8:57 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

I am a victim of a red light runner a few weeks ago. Almost $4k damage to my car. Of course he said it was green and his insurance company believed him. So, the court battle begins. Just ordered a front and rear camera to avoid this in the future. I would advise all “gringos” to do the same.

Felix Arroyo
July 13, 2022 8:08 pm

This country is filled with uncivil, disrespectful, and disobedient individuals equipped with firearms and they don’t think motor vehicles aren’t weapons. Mix alcoholic drink, machismo, and a vehicle and death will come. The data speaks for itself, these people will never be citizens!

July 14, 2022 1:30 am

Nothing is going to change any time soon …
Chaos is here to stay …Good luck ?

Luis Grullon
July 14, 2022 1:32 pm

The country needs to work on addressing that issues, speed Camara, less corruption on getting a license, more enforcements