Dominican Republic seeks to lower traffic deaths
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Inter-American Development Bank is trying to help reduce fatal traffic accidents in the Dominican Republic.
The Caribbean country has the second highest traffic-related death rate in the world, with nearly 42 deaths per 100,000 people.
Bank officials met with the Dominican government on Friday to implement a plan that aims to reduce accidents by 30 percent in 2016 and 50 percent in 2020.
The bank announced in April that it was donating $500,000 for the initiative.