As a twelfth victim of the horrendous accident involving a loaded freight truck and a passenger bus in Quita Sueño, Haina was discovered in the debris, a local newspaper notes that there have been over two dozen traffic “incidents” over the past five days in the Greater Santo Domingo area alone.
It is well-known that the Dominican Republic ranks first in highway fatalities in the world, with 65 deaths per 100,000 population.
Technicians specializing in highway safety readily admit that 90% of all accidents are attributed to human error. In large part this can be seen as a result of Dominican prosperity that results in so many persons acquiring a motor vehicle with little or no training or knowledge of what is involved in its use.
The common use of alcoholic beverages while driving a vehicle is obviously another major cause, as well as speeding.
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