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SANTO DOMINGO.- The Dignity Network Foundation (FUNDARED) and Spain’s Road Accidentology Association will collaborate to heighten road safety in Dominican Republic, an announcement which just one week after report ranked the country’s security on highways among the LatAm region’s worst.

FUNDARED president Mario Holguín said Spain’s Road Security Europe correspondent Raimundo Garcia participated for the Spanish agency, who was also awarded by the European Union.

He said the two non profit organizations will work with common agendas to improve safety in the thoroughfares, aimed at lowering the mortality rate from the country’s traffic accidents.

Holguín recently published his new works “Road Safety: New State Policy in the Western Hemisphere” and “Catastrophic Indicators,” on the important aspects of road insecurity.

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Written by: Atabey, 9 Feb 2012 12:49 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

Analisis de la situacion de la seguridad vial en Republica Dominicana respecto al nuevo proyecto de ley sobre Movilidad, Transporte y Transito

República Dominicana. Tras una nueva Ley de Tránsito.

Ing. Mario Holguín

Fundación Red de la Dignidad –FundaReD-

Rep. Dominicana

Julio3, 2011
Written by: WalterPolo, 9 Feb 2012 2:07 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Get rid of the drivers that can't drive, the police that can't police, the vehicles that should be scrapped, and shoot the motocoños off the roads.

That would be a good start.

Then, fix the roads.
Written by: baldoria23, 9 Feb 2012 3:42 PM
From: United States, Washington
Here are three easy easy steps that can be adopted to improve road safety:

1. fix pot holes and improve road conditions overall
2. Ensure that lane dividers are clear and maybe have the little bumps along the lane dividers
3. give out fines for drivers who drive w/ high-beams when there is on-coming traffic

a more ambitious step would be to GET RID OF SUVs!
Written by: whipmeco, 11 Feb 2012 3:25 PM
From: United States, Colorado
Perhaps enforcing a right of way close to the highways. A 50 foot buffer zone on either side of the road to prevent buildings/homes from being right on the highways.
Enforce a minimum speed on the highways. Hate coming up on a car/motorcycle that is driving 25 MPH or less on the highway.
Vehicle inspections: No more cars with no headlights/taillights. Get rid of all unsafe cars and trucks.
How about making sure that motorcyclists have to obey the law too. Get rid of the no-fault crap that the motos enjoy and they will definitely correct themselves.
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