Leonardo Richardson

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The complexity of the issue requires us to deal with it involving multidisciplinary technicians and professionals, so that we can clearly affirm, that the fundamental objectives of our work, will motivate the highest levels of political power, as well as to the political parties and society in general, so that road safety in the Dominican Republic is a State issue. Also will be our commitment to collaborate in the creation of a social conscience to treat a preventable epidemic, as it has been classified by the World Health Organization. 2008 Was tinged by the large number of victims in sinister vials and so far in 2009, projected that much will not be difference, so we make a call for reflection to all sectors of national life to curb this calamity that affects regardless of creed, ideology, philosophy, or race. Regardless of age or gender. We urge all persons wishing to belong to the network to come to us so that together we present best solutions against road violence. Three thousand human beings are lost on roads every day in the world by users of public roads (motorists and pedestrians) irresponsibility without make reference of the injured.

Of these fatalities, Rep. Dominican contributes 6 to 8 deaths each day, which represents a mortality rate per 100,000 population of around 25%, becoming the third Latin American country of major road accidents, according to reports of the MERCOSUR, only to still above us, Mexico and Argentina. The latest reports submitted in Madrid by the Iberoamerican General Secretariat, confirmed that the overall trend in the number of fatalities in traffic accidents is down; However, in the block in Latin America is the opposite. While Rep. Dominican in the worst situation, since both Mexico and Argentina, as the majority of the Nations began to implement initiatives for the purpose of reducing accident rates.

In that regard, we we are falling behind. This group, concerned about the high incidence of claims for transit in Dominican society and its effects on our economy, is preparing to debate the issue with seriousness and breadth, that may lead to make effective decisions, which place the country with dignity from 2010 on the rails of the Decade of the Global road safety, as it will be decreed by the World Ministerial Conference in Moscow next November by the United Nations. This episode of FundReD will be coordinated by Facundo Miguelina ing, and subordination by Stella Fernandez. Both with vast experience and prestige in road Affairs. Important personalities that make up the network of road safety so far are: Mr. Gustavo Urena, Dr. Vanessa Acosta, Dr. Pablo Arredondo, Mr. Lugo Marcelino, Dr. Bertha Byas, the Licda. Vicenta Solano, Dr. Leonardo Richardson, Lic. Luis Alba, Dr. Aracelis Morales, Mr. Noel Rodriguez, BA Rosa H. Galay, Fernando Custodio, among others.