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Dominican Republic seeks to lower traffic deaths

August 8, 2014

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.

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