Road between Sosúa and Cabarete

slowmo

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Since there doesn't seem to be much interest in preventing accidents, some consideration should be given to installing working seatbelts in the carro publicos.
 

SNH

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Since there doesn't seem to be much interest in preventing accidents, some consideration should be given to installing working seatbelts in the carro publicos.
Working seatbelts do not matter when it's more people in the car than seatbelts. 2 in the front seat + driver and 4 in the backseat with 3 seat belts. some of those carritos are 20+ years old with zero maintenance. nothing will change.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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Working seatbelts do not matter when it's more people in the car than seatbelts. 2 in the front seat + driver and 4 in the backseat with 3 seat belts. some of those carritos are 20+ years old with zero maintenance. nothing will change.
I was gonna say with seatbelts how would the 4th person to get in the back, who always happens to be a sweaty obese lady, sit on my lap?
 

slowmo

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Working seatbelts do not matter when it's more people in the car than seatbelts. 2 in the front seat + driver and 4 in the backseat with 3 seat belts. some of those carritos are 20+ years old with zero maintenance. nothing will change.
Is there a downside to at least some of the passengers having seatbelts?
 

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Heading to Sosua on Thursday, I was completely run off the road two times on the short stretch of road between Encuentro and Perla Marina. On both occasions, the vehicle coming from the other direction was passing a long line of traffic. Both times, the other vehicle could see me before beginning and passed anyway, completely occupying my lane of traffic. Very dangerous stretch of highway.
 
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El Hijo de Manolo

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Heading to Sosua on Thursday, I was completely run off the road two times on the short stretch of road between Encuentro and Perla Marina. On both occasions, the vehicle coming from the other direction was passing a long line of traffic. Both times, the other vehicle could see me before beginning and passed anyway, completely occupying my lane of traffic. Very dangerous stretch of highway.
Did you call the number?
 

chico bill

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Heading to Sosua on Thursday, I was completely run off the road two times on the short stretch of road between Encuentro and Perla Marina. On both occasions, the vehicle coming from the other direction was passing a long line of traffic. Both times, the other vehicle could see me before beginning and passed anyway, completely occupying my lane of traffic. Very dangerous stretch of highway.
..... It was then that I realized I should have bought that armored personnel carrier instead of a Renault Clio.
 
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