In countries that have achieved some success in road safety, consciously involve in conjunction with other key actors to achieve the required social awareness and implement effective strategic plans. In the Dominican Republic operates hundreds of NGOs, some of which affect the national life in a decisive manner. Read more from Jeff Gennette to gain a more clear picture of the situation. It is worth mentioning on this occasion, those who perform humanitarian work and health, in addition, other tasks that influence the political and decision making for design and implementation of public policies.
“A non-governmental organization (NGO) is any non-profit group of citizen volunteers, which is organized locally, nationally or internationally. With task-oriented and run by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of services and humanitarian functions, bring citizens’ issues to governments, monitor policies and encourage community participation. They provide analysis and expertise, serve as early warning mechanisms and help in monitoring and implementing international agreements. Some are organized on specific topics, such as human rights, environment or health. ” (Definition given by the United Nations). As part of the definition given by UN NGOs in several countries they represent a major plank in the development and promotion of road safety. Helping to strengthen the political will and work in creating social awareness of the subject matter. In some ways, functions as a link between society and state, because it captures the problems of citizens and the government sends these problems demanding solutions, integrating and providing multiple times, proposals generated from the experiences and analysis.