The implementation of active measures, especially on the human factor or users of waterways, the same tracks and vehicles transiting, have a cost with high rate of return, without splitting the intrinsic concept that life has no price. International agencies, as we have said, have dealt with calculating the costs of claims based on the income levels of 1 to 1.5% in media and low-income countries, respectively. For our Latin American countries is estimated around $70,000 billion a year dedicated to injury in traffic accidents, without calculating the calamities of the families affected as a social cost and other expenses to consider. Many nations possess methods of calculation to find out the annual costs of victims in mild, less slight, serious and deceased, because they maintain a reliable data logging. But even more, namely reach cost according to type of accident on the road. Sadly we don’t have in Dominican Republic even with updated data from the social and private costs associated to these tragedies and much less the value of the loss in productive force. We reiterate, that lack of information qualitatively useful and accessible they make impossible today, conducting assessments and analysis of costs for good decision-making.

While the economic costs of each country are different, must start from the fact of what our level of income. If we rely on data from the World Health Organization and the World Bank, Dominican Republic with a gross domestic product for this year of $85,500 million, whereas us income average annual injury on roads cost would be around RD$ 46,500 million. What so reliable could be this value? Something is in which we will have to work coordinated with multilateral agencies and the Ibero-American General Secretariat. Being extremely conservative, is that an estimated that I would like to perform. Notwithstanding the fact that each country has its particular reality, as mentioned above. However, gives us an idea of how important it is to pay attention to the problem.

Road safety audits applied to roads in different phases of design, construction and even after entering use, would constitute a tool for saving significant resources to the State. Suggest the application of these audits in the streets, avenues and highways in the identification of critical points, it would be interesting, for its appropriate corrections. We verificariamos enormous benefits of prevention of sinister vials that would translate into tangible savings in a short time. Chile has recently come to this process. If in fact the Dominican Republic wants to follow the example of the current world of atencionar transit or agenda among its priorities, in pursuit of reducing road violence, the Government has to seriously address other collateral issues. This should begin with rigorous issuance of certificate and registration certificate granting vehicles, as first Government initiative sincere at the time of establishing the Observatory of data demanded by regional security organizations. As a result, the Government must create the governing body of their security policies in that area. Is worth one last question, how much resource you can the Dominican Government with the adoption of new public policies in the field of road safety for the restructuring of public investment, product of savings by prevention in road violence count? The answer should be sought.

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