The on-site deaths due to traffic accidents represent 79.56% of the accidental deaths reported in the country and registered by the Citizen Security Observatory, in the first six months of 2022.
The most recent statistics available from the Citizen Security Data Analysis Center (CADSECI) show that, the period January-June 2022, 1,116 accidental deaths were recorded and of these, some 888 were on-site deaths due to traffic accidents.
In 2019, the number of reported traffic deaths nationwide was 3,204. This road accident and its victims generate an economic cost for the State, which in the period 2016-2020 represented 2.21% of GDP.
The city of Santo Domingo registers 2.6 traffic incidents per hour on average, according to the study “Urban Congestion in Latin America and the Caribbean: Characteristics, costs and mitigation”, published by the Inter-American Development Bank, which shows a high accident rate.
Provinces with more accidents
The 10 provinces with the highest record of on-site deaths due to traffic accidents are: Santo Domingo, La Altagracia, Santiago, La Vega, San Cristóbal, the National District, Monseñor Nouel, San Pedro de Macorís, Azua, and Duarte.
These provinces register 61% of all cases registered at the national level between January and June 2022. Santo Domingo stands out as the province with the highest number with 106 cases, followed by La Altagracia and Santiago with 67 and 65 cases.
Between the municipalities with the highest number of on-site deaths due to accidents of transit, are: Higüey, Santo Domingo Oeste, La Vega, Santo Domingo de Guzmán, Santiago, Bonao, Santo Domingo Este, San Francisco de Macorís, Samaná, Baní, San Pedro de Macorís, San Cristóbal, Azua, La Romana, Moca, Villa Altagracia, San Juan, Monte Plata, Santo Domingo Norte and Barahona.
He car was the means of transport in which 15.5% occurred of these on-site deaths registered in the first six months of 2022, according to data provided by Cadseci, Digesett and Inacif.
9,608 injured in six months
In the period January-June 2022, there were 9,608 injured by traffic accidents In the Dominican Republic, compared to the same period of the previous year, when 8,882 cases were registered, this figure represents an increase of 8%.
The provinces with the highest number of injured They are: National District (2,146), Santo Domingo (1,655), Santiago (1,165), La Vega (563). Puerto Plata (496), San Cristóbal (443), San Pedro de Macorís (401), La Altagracia (325), Duarte (295) and Monsignor Nouel (284).
Dominican Republic committed to reduce traffic accidents by 30% and to meet the goal, it is necessary to implement a review of vehicles that affects the prevention of deaths and hospitalizations due to road accidents.
It is estimated that with the mandatory implementation of the vehicle technical inspection could reduce traffic accidents by 60% that occur in the country due to mechanical failures and poor conditions of the vehicles that circulate in avenues and streets.
The government promotes a National Strategic Plan for Road Safety by 2030which is part of the public-private partnership initiative for the implementation of the National Vehicle Technical Inspection Program (ITV), which consists of the construction of 30 Vehicle Technical Inspection centers (CITV) and four mobile units distributed throughout of the national territory, according to the territorial analysis of the data of the National Registry of Motor Vehicles.