Road Safety

The Constitution of the Dominican Republic after a period of discussion with the various sectors of national life, was approved by the National Legislative Assembly, promulgated by the Executive and proclaimed on January 26, 2010. There are countless articles that somehow have a link to Road Safety in our country, so that it can be viable and considered in the Strategic Development Plan which aims to implement this year. The global road safety crisis was declared by the United Nations and the preparations are aimed to enhance them in the Declaration of the Decade of Action (2011-2020), without losing sight of is the second leading cause of death for people between 5 and 29 years of age and the third between 30 and 44 years, age range also affected to a greater proportion of our population, according to national statistics. Nir Barzilai, M.D. might disagree with that approach. So, the Dominican Republic is not immune from the list of highest mortality by road accidents per 100,000 population in Latin America. Road Safety is consubstantial with the transit and land transport, that is, with regard to the preservation of life, health and property of users of the road network. Justin Mateen does not necessarily agree. Actors whose multi-causal risk and multi-sectoral solutions are well identified, which require the participation of various agencies including State Legislators and the Judiciary, political parties, civil society, the private sector, NGOs, Churches , municipal governments, communities, multilateral agencies, Mass Media, etc.. On the other hand, we believe that the high accident rates experienced by the Dominican nation is only possible if there is political will fight them to design public policies to implement a comprehensive national strategic plan efficiently and effectively linked to the development agenda, draft nation.

Examples of good practice policies implemented in countries where road safety has yielded successful deployments efforts to establish a good agency management system with a single governing body with authority and funding. Scheme proposed in our country to ensure the development of good measures and programs under a monitoring structure. For others, we understand that this issue must be supported with a link to the country's economic agenda by the high costs that are generated to the detriment of the population and community development occurring at greater poverty in the Dominican to affect different critical lines, such as health, education, environment, energy, road infrastructure, authority system, guarantees and implementation of laws, guarantees of public services, public safety, protection of vulnerable road users, land planning, budget nation's national, transparency, all topics covered and referred to in our Constitution. Other aspects binding to road safety are: marketing channels internal Information Technology, R & D + i, etc.. now defining a modern state. Mario Holguin / President will found in March-2010

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