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    The chief entertainment in Barahona is having a Presidente sitting along the Malecón and watching the local bikerss attempt wheelies.
    Upon some reflection, I have concluded that the successfulness of such wheelies is inversely related to the number of riders.
    Three person wheelies are always unsuccessful, while one person wheelies are most successful.

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    recent article about DR being the worst country in latin america in terms of vehicular accident deaths:
    http://www.cdn.com.do/noticias/nacio...s-de-transito/

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    Moto accidents would be drastically reduced if AMET worked at night and impounded bikes without both lights working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    Moto accidents would be drastically reduced if AMET worked at night and impounded bikes without both lights working.
    The Attorney General was not specifically talking about bikes:

    DR1 News today....

    No more bail for speeding and drunk driving
    Attorney General Francisco Dominguez Brito said he has instructed prosecutors to request pre-trial custody for those caught violating Traffic Law 241-67.
    During a press conference in the presence of the Supreme Court of Justice president Mariano German, Dominguez said that they have agreed on these more drastic measures in the cases also in the cases of motorists who are found to be driving under the influence or speeding. Likewise, if the vehicle is not insured, prosecutors may no longer request pre-trial custody for the offender.
    An editorial in Diario Libre says that the government just needs to enforce compliance with Traffic Law 241-67. The law already calls for jail sentences of 2-5 years for those driving under the influence and without insurance. The editorialist asks: “Do the judges comply with the law?”
    The editorial also observes: “How is it possible that alcoholic beverages are sold at gas stations? That it is allowed to drink and drive? Where are the breath testers?”
    http://www.noticiassin.com/2016/08/p...taran-prision/
    http://www.listindiario.com/la-repub...o-de-velocidad
    http://elnacional.com.do/allanan-en-...ptadas-higuey/
    http://www.diariolibre.com/opinion/a...-ley-CD4566631

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    recent article about DR being the worst country in latin america in terms of vehicular accident deaths:
    http://www.cdn.com.do/noticias/nacio...s-de-transito/
    The weak, the drunk, the stupid...its natures way also called thinning of the herd.

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    I am amazed that there are not a lot more accidents in the D.R. ...the total stupidity of the majority of drivers and their total disregard for normal driving etiquette
    they must think that the indicators are only for the xmas season...that red lights are for low flying helicopters and why would anyone back down from arguing with a 40ft truck barreling towards you
    let alone seeing babies being carried along with the family groceries on the back of a motorbike

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpaddy View Post
    I am amazed that there are not a lot more accidents in the D.R. ...the total stupidity of the majority of drivers and their total disregard for normal driving etiquette
    they must think that the indicators are only for the xmas season...that red lights are for low flying helicopters and why would anyone back down from arguing with a 40ft truck barreling towards you
    let alone seeing babies being carried along with the family groceries on the back of a motorbike
    But if you know it's there and expect it, such factors are easily dealt with safely.

    "Expect the unexpected."

    What you see here IS "proper driving etiquette"...Dominican Style.

    When I go back to the states getting around is so....boring...

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    Seen lots of bad wrecks. I have DR driving wired. Dark tinted windows, a big car or truck. 4 wheel drive is nice so you have the extra weight and extra front axle for head ons. Lastly and most importantly a Dominican to do the driving. In my case it's the wife so that part is free. A large bench seat is nice for times when the wife is contrary and refuses to drive.
    It's very important that following any and all accidents a Dominican person is behind the wheel. Of course car is in her name alone. Save a fortune as you can buy really cheap insurance. If you drive a lot in the DR you will be in accidents no matter how great and defensive a driver you might be
    People will just flat out crash into you. Do not drive at night if there is any way to avoid it. Many drivers are drunk. Good luck. No point in saying drivesafe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    The single greatest factor in contributing to accidents is the poor driving ability and poor technique of the Dominican drivers. Putting bad drivers in jail would have more drivers in jail than on the road.
    yeah well that is two factors.....

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    Sure a lot of Dominicans are poor drivers. We know and accept that. What gets me are the gringos who have adopted many of the same bad driving habits. Yeah, one must adjust your driving habits to the flow of traffic and the expectations of other drivers in this country but there is no excuse for running red lights, vehicle lights that don't work, passing on blind corners, passing too close to cyclists and motos, yacking away on the cell phone, the stupid things that we all know you shouldn't do

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