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    With associated credit to DR1 Daily News, I copy and paste the following article as a topic for further discussion amongst the community.....


    Don’t drive at night on Las Americas
    Journalist Felicia Mota and her daughter Alicia Morillo alerted against driving at night on the Las Americas Expressway that links the Las Americas International Airport and the city of Santo Domingo. She reports that unscrupulous persons continue to throw stones and other objects at the vehicles in the evening, in order to cause windshield breaks so the drivers stop, making them victims to robberies.

    As reported, Mota said that she was a victim of the assailants when driving between La Ureña and La Caleta. She suspects the purpose was to force them to stop. "I got nervous and asked my daughter not to stop the vehicle because these criminals would rob us and I told her to keep going," said Felicia Mota, who is a television producer.

    Mota said that the seriousness of the case is that when she went to the insurance company for the damaged vehicle, she was told that hers was the 12th claim by clients who had suffered the same situation. She said that many are entire families returning from beach outings in the eastern part of the country.

    While the new alert is for driving on Las Americas Expressway, the general advice is to avoid driving at night in the country.

    http://elnacional.com.do/apedrear-au...-las-americas/

    (Moderators: I was not sure if this should be placed within General Stuff or a Travel related thread. Also, there appear to be two posting contributions regarding this topic following the DR1 news releases for the day. Can they be transferred to this thread?)

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    As a practice, I myself typically try to avoid night driving at all costs regardless of where I happen to be in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    As a practice, I myself typically try to avoid night driving at all costs regardless of where I happen to be in the world.
    Exactly. Same posture I take, regardless of country I happen to be at.

    Chris Rock said it better, there are only three types wondering around late at night:

    - Hoes

    - Drunks

    - Criminals

    With respect to the article, I've already posted under the DR1 News thread.

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    I drive here at night all of the time... But I avoid the capital like the plague.

    Why come to paradise only to travel to hell?

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    Brave souls drive at night. I am not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    With associated credit to DR1 Daily News, I copy and paste the following article as a topic for further discussion amongst the community.....


    Don’t drive at night on Las Americas
    Journalist Felicia Mota and her daughter Alicia Morillo alerted against driving at night on the Las Americas Expressway that links the Las Americas International Airport and the city of Santo Domingo. She reports that unscrupulous persons continue to throw stones and other objects at the vehicles in the evening, in order to cause windshield breaks so the drivers stop, making them victims to robberies.

    As reported, Mota said that she was a victim of the assailants when driving between La Ureña and La Caleta. She suspects the purpose was to force them to stop. "I got nervous and asked my daughter not to stop the vehicle because these criminals would rob us and I told her to keep going," said Felicia Mota, who is a television producer.

    Mota said that the seriousness of the case is that when she went to the insurance company for the damaged vehicle, she was told that hers was the 12th claim by clients who had suffered the same situation. She said that many are entire families returning from beach outings in the eastern part of the country.

    While the new alert is for driving on Las Americas Expressway, the general advice is to avoid driving at night in the country.

    http://elnacional.com.do/apedrear-au...-las-americas/

    (Moderators: I was not sure if this should be placed within General Stuff or a Travel related thread. Also, there appear to be two posting contributions regarding this topic following the DR1 news releases for the day. Can they be transferred to this thread?)
    It can stay here. Thanks for bringing this up.

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    maybe this would be the right time for a sting operation, and to kill a few of these fools. bad news travels fast. their friends might turn to a different occupation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barker1964 View Post
    Brave souls drive at night. I am not one of them.
    Ditto. Nothing good happens at night (on the streets)

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    i am myopic so at night i do not see very well, even worse so at dusk and dawn. with this, i avoid driving at night and only do it when necessary. that stone throwing scam is a frequent one and also happens during the day. the best advice is to keep on going until you reach a safe place to stop (gas station for example).

    always a good advice for those who do not drive regularly in DR is to follow metro bus (or in a pinch, caribe tours). they go at steady speed, they know the road and they are pretty decent drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    As a practice, I myself typically try to avoid night driving at all costs regardless of where I happen to be in the world.
    Add that to deteriorating vision as you age

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