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    Default So You Want To Rent A Car And Drive In DR


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    Do not drive in the DR. Driving in the DR is for Dominicans. Wear the belt, drive a big car and be a passenger. I think of the big car extra gasoline cost as life insurance. Its a guarantee that you will be in a wreck. If it makes you feel any better it will most likely not be your fault.

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    First, i agree that driving here comes with great risks and alternatives are available to get you from any place to any other place.

    Second, i have driven from my first day here. Beginning in SD! I have experienced views i would have not seen if I used others services. I have been lost too many times to count but I have found my way an equal number of times, forded streams, went with two drive wheels where those with 4 avoided.

    I enjoy the adventure, the spectacular views, the people and food. My risks have been rewarded. I have never been injured and the only damage to my car has been from not yielding to pushy taxistas and route cars.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommeyers View Post
    I enjoy the adventure, the spectacular views, the people and food.
    enjoy the FOOD? now, that, my fren, is insane talk. take it back.

    driving in DR is easy: you basically go forward. parking in DR is a breeze: you stop the car, get out and voila. dominican driving myth is exaggerated.

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    Be careful about believing everything dv8 says especially if the consequences might be bloody. See the post last week about the Dominicans who parked where they wanted to. Yep, 2 bloody and dead bodies.

    Regarding the good food: I must explain that after driving all over this country I did find 2 good sources of food. OK, maybe the cooks weren't Dominican, OK there were no good tasting plantains to be found.

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    you could die walking on the sidewalk in sosua independence day parade. driving here is ok.

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    I don't see the big deal about driving. Just need to be a little more aware of your surroundings and aggressive.

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    the key to driving here is really paying attention and using mirrors. if a retard like me can manage so can other posters. and i only learnt how to drive 5 or 6 years ago. i cannot believe that folks who learnt how to drive before the beatles recorded their first album are finding it difficult to drive in DR.

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    Yup people that say don't drive here are complete p$ssies!! Just pay attention all the time!! Of course if you are a nervous driver than don't!!

    Driving 2-5 am is the best time to drive IMO.
    Can't even imagine living here and not driving all over the island!!

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    I too have driven since my 1st day here -- started in SD... albeit a weekend, but Monday came fast and hard

    if you ask me , Paris takes the cake... try the peripherique some day... or try Madrid, or Rome
    Lunatics abound.

    Its not that hard here, but some always make it sound more difficult than it is....

    caution, caution, caution................ or go to England and switch sides.....

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