Traffic accidents killed more people in 2019, than Covid-19 so far this year

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According to data from the Permanent Observatory of Road Safety, (Opsevi) of the National Institute of Traffic and Land Transport (Intrant), deaths in traffic accidents were 3,024 people not the 2,095 reported in the Transit Safety Agency (Digesett) Bulletin No. 01-2020 in 2019.



El Caribe newspaper reports that traffic accidents from January to December 2019 more than double the homicides (1,206 deaths). Using the observatory numbers, the deaths and about 50% more than the number of Covid-19 deaths so far this year. As of 19 October deaths for Covid-19 were at 2,204.



Most of the fatal victims are men, ages 15 to 34 years.



Data from the EnHogar 2017 national survey explains that young people overestimate their driving skills and underestimate the perils of speeding on roads. Human error (79.1%) is the leading cause of accidents, followed by 10.1% vehicular failure and 6.8% road...

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Chirimoya

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It'll be interesting to see the 2020 figures, which are projected to be lower because of the lockdown/curfew.
 

Caonabo

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That is typical. It is one of the easiest problems to solve but where there is no will there is no way.

It would be nice if there was a little bird who could suggest this to Big Louie.
 

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Appears the odds of you being
a victim
in a car accident in the DR are
higher than
you dying of Covid.
 
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william webster

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Different demographics than CV19.... no diabetes factor either or heart or nuttin'


Most of the fatal victims are men, ages 15 to 34 years.
 

arturo

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It would be nice if there was a little bird who could suggest this to Big Louie.

The President, along with anyone who has even visited the country for more than a few days, is fully aware of this. In spite of his personal wealth and success beyond the political arena, Abinader is as beholden to Juan Hubieres as all his predecessors. Luis does not need the presidency so the concho voting bloc is not the issue for him. They are so numerous they could ruin his businesses. Hubieres controls the "dueños del país". They are the root of the traffic problems.
 
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jd426

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Appears the odds of you being
a victim
in a car accident in the DR are
higher than
you dying of Covid.
No Kidding

and when some of us tried posting stats like this a while back ,,we got spanked and ridiculed ..


So there it is , Your chances of being RUN OVER LIKE A DOG on the AUTOPISTA,, are Higher than CATCHING CoVid and then DYING from it ..
Wake up already you Covid Freeks locked in your Condos like a self made Prisoners .

Next up.. MASKS dont work.. except for the Person wearing it . OTHER people can NOT protect you by wearing THEIR masks .. Period ..

the CDC has proven it already...
but hey, thats not the DR, so it must be fake news . and I will probably get this post deleted too.
 

NanSanPedro

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The President, along with anyone who has even visited the country for more than a few days, is fully aware of this. In spite of his personal wealth and success beyond the political arena, Abinader is as beholden to Juan Hubieres as all his predecessors. Luis does not need the presidency so the concho voting bloc is not the issue for him. They are so numerous they could ruin his businesses. Hubieres controls the "dueños del país". They are the root of the traffic problems.

How so? Not understanding.
 

Chirimoya

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Hubieres is one of the more notorious transport "union" leaders. They are known as los dueños del país - the owners of the country. So many people work as drivers of conchos, buses, cargo vehicles, etc. that they can bring the country to a halt if mobilised by their leaders.
 

Caonabo

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Juan Hubieres....the Dominican version of James Hoffa.
He and his Teamsters Union were once very powerful.
We know what happened to Mr. Hoffa, or do we?
What will happen with Sr. Hubieres?
 
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arturo

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How so? Not understanding.

Chrimoya summed it up well. Is there some part of it that still isn't clear?:


Hubieres is one of the more notorious transport "union" leaders. They are known as los dueños del país - the owners of the country. So many people work as drivers of conchos, buses, cargo vehicles, etc. that they can bring the country to a halt if mobilised by their leaders.
 
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Caonabo

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Chrimoya summed it up well. Is there some part of it that still isn't clear?:


Hubieres is one of the more notorious transport "union" leaders. They are known as los dueños del país - the owners of the country. So many people work as drivers of conchos, buses, cargo vehicles, etc. that they can bring the country to a halt if mobilised by their leaders.

Chirimoya posted her response to NanSanPedro's question 2 hours and 37 minutes later.
She did a good job in responsding.
Is it necessary to be so vitriolic with him?
I believe it was an honest question seeking an answer. I also believe you should incorporate more fruit into your diet.
 
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arturo

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Juan Hubieres....the Dominican version of James Hoffa.
He and his Teamsters Union were once very powerful.
We know what happened to Mr. Hoffa, or do we?
What will happen with Sr. Hubieres?

Jimmy Hoffa and the Teamsters is an interesting comparison. Clearly Hoffa and Hubieres have much more in common than the Teamsters and the Dominican transport unions have in common. Unlike their Dominican counterparts, few if any Teamsters have ever been separated from hunger and homelessness by only a handful of 25 peso fares. Just like Hoffa, Hubieres presents himself as someone who takes on the political establishment and supports his union members. Also like Hoffa, however, Hubieres is part and parcel of the political establishment. Time will tell what the future holds for him. I can't comment further about the conchos without losing my shit.