SANTO DOMINGO. According to the most recent data from the World of Statistics, the Dominican Republic ranks first in the world in the mortality rate caused by injuries in traffic accidents. With an alarming total of 65 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, the Caribbean country tops the list of nations with the highest rates of traffic-related deaths.
The report published this Friday highlights that other countries also face severe problems. In second place is the Republic of Zimbabwe with 41 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Venezuela with 39, Saudi Arabia with 36, and Thailand with 32 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
The data revealed that 31 deaths occurred in Vietnam, 27 in Iraq, and 22 in South Africa. In addition, Nigeria and Armenia present a total of 21 and 20 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.
These figures are cause for concern for the Dominican authorities and the international community since they show the urgent need to implement effective measures to reduce the mortality rate related to traffic accidents in the Dominican Republic and other affected countries. Road safety becomes a primary issue to guarantee the protection and well-being of the population and visitors on the roads and streets of these nations.