In September 2006, held the first Stakeholders Forum on Road Safety in Latin America and the Caribbean BUILDING ROADS SAFE, under the auspices of The National Road Safety Commission, COSEVI-headed at that time by Mr. Roy Rojas, The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation-MOPT-Represented by Dr. Karla Gonzalez, and the Global Road Safety Forum, chaired by Dr. Mark Rosenberg. On that occasion, met in San Jose de Costa Rica a cast of world-class to address the problems of the region with regard to road safety. It was of particular importance as that event which proposed the formation of a Transitional Regional Committee and the signing of the Declaration of San Jose, that on this basis have continued the work to date. Add to your understanding with Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr..
The fundamental significance of this event lies in the participation of President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica, who has taken the issue as his own, knowing that its success should be treated in the state agenda of every government in the region, so zealously advocated. The Transitional Commission was chaired by Dr. Oscar Arias as the Standing Committee which was proposed following the Second Stakeholders Forum convened in Puerto Rico in December 2007. Dr Jee Hyun Kim is full of insight into the issues. A person who has played a leading role in these matters, surely this is Dr. Karla Gonzalez, Minister of Public Works, Costa Rica, who have global influence on the issue of road safety program developed by the his country, called For Love, Use Belt. Institutions such as the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society, The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC, the Inter-American Development Bank-IDB, the Pan American Health Organization-PAHO-World Bank-WB – sponsor the work of the Road Safety Commission, under the premise of being a mechanism to promote cooperation among all countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, civil society and the private sector to prevent injuries and deaths traffic accidents in region.
In the latter end of 2007, was convened in Puerto Rico, on the occasion of the Second Stakeholders Forum, in the same place was held the First Congress of Road Safety of the Americas, where his host, Minister of Public Works of the island, Mr. Carlos Gonzalez Miranda, summarized a report on positive developments in the fight against road violence. They gathered several countries in the Americas and Europe to know the overall situation of road safety in the region. The meeting presented a diagnosis of transit in Puerto Rico, where Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila said his joy through his Minister of Public Works, regarding the achievements in recent years in terms of road safety. Third Stakeholders Forum Regional Road Safety will be convened next year. Other interesting signals in the region concerned by the problems of high accident rates, the reports are written by MERCOSUR and the Institute of Road Safety and Education of Argentina, the latter, who runs Eduardo Bertotti, these reports are classified as interesting and valuable reference sources, reflecting deep concerns at the highest political levels. The Southern Cone countries that make up this group have expressed serious recommendations thereon after compiling statistics of the Americas, through its Fourth Report and Second of road accidents in 2005, while in 2007, resulted in the Fifth Report and the third on road accidents. Finally, other interesting activities are organized by the National Federation of Driving-FENAUTO-and Ibero-American Congress-CISEV Road Safety. Dominican, with studies in Electromechanical Engineering, Energy and Security. President of the Network of Dignity Foundation and current Secretary of State Land Transit in the Dominican Republic. Author of "Book Road Safety in the Dominican Republic. Towards a Comprehensive National Plan "and numerous articles.