Local July 14, 2022 | 8:17 am

Dominican roads head mortality rate

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic heads the list of countries with the highest mortality rate due to traffic accidents per year in the world, according to statistics from the World Health Organization, which were released by CNN en Español.

According to updated data from the WHO for 2020-2021, there are five countries in Africa and Latin America that lead the ranking with the highest number of fatal accidents on streets and highways.

In the Dominican Republic, the annual deaths from traffic accidents are around 3,000 people, according to the WHO.

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Paul Tierney
July 14, 2022 8:27 am

Not surprising at all !

Paul Tierney
July 14, 2022 10:04 am

Just wanting to add the RD mortality rate is 64.6 per capita, The Czech Republic is 5.54 per capita. Both countries have the similar population counts give or take 100,000.

My Name Is Not Important
July 14, 2022 3:04 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

What’s the causes of that high motor mortality rate?

Paul Tierney
July 14, 2022 7:29 pm

Lack of: 1.operator prudence 2.respect of laws 3.traffic law enforcement 4.minimum vehicle safety maintenance 5.professional medical treatment within the golden hour. 6.sufficient road upkeep and signage 7.education

Last edited 1 year ago by Paul Tierney
July 14, 2022 7:44 pm

Amet and the gov don’t care about your life or they’d be protecting you in dangerous areas. They only want to take your money hence they only write tickets. They take they don’t give

Paul Tierney
July 15, 2022 9:04 am
Reply to  Sukno

When you say “They only want your money” then if that is the case why don’t they write more tickets? Tickets for speeding and negligent operating would bring in thousands upon thousands of Pesos. That would be “taking” with postive results. It punishes bad behavior while increasing road safety.

The country needs more violation tickets issued by Digesett, period !!!!

Last edited 1 year ago by Paul Tierney