Strategic Development Plan

The Constitution of the Dominican Republic after a period of discussion with the various sectors of national life, was approved by the national legislature, promulgated by the Executive Branch and proclaimed on January 26, 2010. There are countless articles that somehow have a link with road safety in our country, so that it can be viable and considered in the Strategic Development Plan which intends to deploy this year. Global road safety was declared by the United Nations in crisis and are routed primers for their improvement through the Declaration of the Decade for action (2011-2020), without losing sight that is the second leading cause of death in people 5 to 29 years of age and the third between 30 and 44 years of age affected in greater proportion also in our population range, according to national statistics. So, the Dominican Republic is no exception listing of greater mortality rate from accidents vials per 100,000 population in Latin America. Road safety is inherent to the transit and land transport, that is, with regard to the preservation of life, health and property of the users of the road network.

Whose actors of multicausales hazards and multisectoral solutions are well identified, which require the participation of the various agencies of the State including legislators and the judiciary; political parties, civil society, the private sector, non-governmental organizations; Churches, municipal governments, communities, multilateral organizations, the mass media, etc. On the other hand, believe that high rates of accidents experienced by the Dominican nation, is only possible to combat them if political will exists to design public policies that allow executing a strategic plan national and comprehensive efficiently and effectively linked to the agenda for development as a project of nation. Good practice examples of policies implemented in the countries where road safety has yielded efforts to establish a good system of inter-institutional management through a single governing body, with authority and funding being successes. The scheme proposed in our country to ensure the elaboration of good measures and programmes under a tracking structure. To others, we understand that this item a link with the country’s economic agenda should lead by high costs that are generated to the detriment of the population and the development of communities producing from by Yes greater poverty in the Dominicans to affect different critical axes, such as health, education, environment, energy, road infrastructure, system of authority; warranties and enforcement of laws, public services, citizen security guarantees, protection to the vulnerable road users; national territorial, budget system of the nation, transparency, all these topics treated and referred to in our Magna Carta. Other binding aspects to road safety, are: domestic marketing channels, technology information, r & d, etc. that today define a modern State. Mario Holguin / President FundReD March-2010 original author and source of the article.

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