Dominican Republic: Sundays register more accident cases

Annually about 500 people lose their lives on Sundays due to traffic accidents , according to preliminary figures from the National Statistics Office (ONE).

This was explained by the national director of ONE, Alexandra Izquierdo, noting that between 2010 and 2017, inclusive, there were 3,954 deaths on Sundays , an average of 494 per year.

“A 43.16% of deaths in traffic accidents recorded in that period occurred during the weekends (Saturday and Sunday), and 26.36% were on Sundays , that is the day that occurs the highest number of deaths according to records of land traffic accidents , “said Izquierdo.

The director of the ONE urged drivers and pedestrians to behave prudently during the celebration of Holy Week, especially those citizens who decide to move to other provinces in order to visit them tourist or share with their families.


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