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Thread: Another accident because of the bad road between Sosua and Cabarete

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    Quote Originally Posted by drSix View Post
    Bad road, bad tires, bad driver, overloaded van... take yer pick
    Bad roads, so the drivers have to swerve too much when they are speeding. Sometimes they lose control.

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    Thx for the link chrisgy

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    The good news no one was killed and the passengers were all relatively young so with halfway decent medical treatment will survive.
    If the money were there the road could be fixed in a week. Grind it, fix underlying problems in the base, oil it and pave it with a paving machine.
    The paving done in DR never fixes weak base, never uses enough binder and asphalt is often placed cold and even over wet a base course - all recipes for potholes to return in weeks.
    You should submit a work order estimation proposal. Yes, I am being very serious.

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    Quite literally there were tons of asphalt made available to local Sindicos in Sosua and Cabarete. With that asphalt, the Sindicos paved many of the barrios and, at least in Cabarete, extorted money for "labor" to pave several communities that have mostly residents from out of the DR and some private business locations somehow also got paved. I understand that this previously limitless asphalt supply has now been cut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    PUERTO PLATA.- Eight people were injured when a minibus loaded with passengers overturned due to the poor state of the road that links the tourist communities of Sosúa and Cabarete, in the eastern part of this Atlantic province.

    The road accident occurred on the Coconut Palms-Perla Marina stretch of highway, almost opposite the entrance of the Bombite sector of Cabarete, when one that covers the public transportation route Puerto Plata-Río San Juan, suffered a rollover after one of the front tires blew out.

    http://detrasdelrumor.com.do/volcadu...ua-y-cabarete/
    That part of the road has some pot holes, but nothing crazy, People dont know how to drive and no amount of pot hole repair will help there. If that road were smooth as glass there, the cars and busses would go even faster and we would have more head on collisions, But I would still like to see some pothole repair, just be advised the UFOs will be coming at you a little faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    PUERTO PLATA.- Eight people were injured when a minibus loaded with passengers overturned due to the poor state of the road that links the tourist communities of Sosúa and Cabarete, in the eastern part of this Atlantic province.

    The road accident occurred on the Coconut Palms-Perla Marina stretch of highway, almost opposite the entrance of the Bombite sector of Cabarete, when one that covers the public transportation route Puerto Plata-Río San Juan, suffered a rollover after one of the front tires blew out.

    http://detrasdelrumor.com.do/volcadu...ua-y-cabarete/
    The road needs repair but unfortunately many locals pay little attention to the fact that tires are the only thing separating you from the tarmac. How about making your vehicle safer? Most of these clowns won't or can't spend the money. Many drive to fast for the road conditions and wonder why they have a problem.

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    Tires -- and brakes.... suspension..steering.

    A long list
    I worry constantly about oncoming traffic's ability to stay on their side of the road.

    Besides poor driving skills, the vehicle itself can be hard to manage with weak components

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    I thought I read awhile back that the new traffic safety organization announced mandatory vehicle inspections that were supposed to remove these unsafe and dilapidated vehicles from the roads? Funny that there hasn't been a news report of all the families left "carless" due to this legislation.

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    Sadly one of the passengers in the accident has passed away. She was just 21 years old and leaves behind a 7 month old baby and her husband who were all travelling on the gua gua together....RIP
    http://detrasdelrumor.com.do/cabaret...pasado-sabado/

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    My maid, who lives in La Ciengna got a call yesterday around noon, she like fell to the floor and crying. Her sobrina dies that morning in the hospital in Santiago, she was in that mini-van. She was 18 and a new baby, sometimes life makes no sense :-(

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