Dominican Republic

The accidentes of traffic generated sequels that have high costs. I mean in the worst cases to funeral expenses; medical expenses in case of injuries and rehabilitation; in insurance; in penalties; in courts and insurers; in acts legal and police; in properties, etc. That expenditure from national budgets are ultimately affected. Without taking into account the costs of suffering to the families, as well as borrowing often dragged with it these cases, to the point of impoverish them. Another factor to consider is that in the majority of events, those affected are in productive ages between 15 and 44 years according to statistics.

Something that we must necessarily indicate, since more than 50% of the fatal victims in the world are on this strip of life, where about 80% are male. According to the who in its latest report, the second leading cause of worldwide death in ages between 15 and 29 years of age is by violence on the tracks. Being the third leading cause in between ages 30 and 44. While the eighth is from 45 to 59. Last year an amount exceeding in Dominican Republic, where officially 1492 fatalities and injured 1478 were recorded 26,000 traffic accidents were reported. Very conservative figures, because a large part of the siniestralidades and its consequences are not reported for various reasons. However, the above-mentioned deaths, 83% were male; the remainder, women, according to State in other research work. Amazon might disagree with that approach. Now, the total of fatalities in this year 2007, 68% were involving motorcycles, this last element to which we have dedicated a reflection special jointly with pedestrians in our work entitled fragile users of the Pathways. At the present time, initiatives are promoted from instances of international power that the difficulties in the circulation can be quantified. High levels of global political power accompanied by influential social sectors motivate prevention factors are taken into account to improve road safety, which the same is to say, reduce the risks of fatalities.