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Big

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The reason I mention my past is that I feel that it would have been wrong to suggest that I should be executed if one of my drivers killed somebody due to bad driving. I apply that same principal to whoever owns the truck that crashed in the DR. Get it?

However, I agree with what you say about DR law.

It really isn't necessary to argue with everything I post or respond with a reply that you consider witty.
Sir Stock, we all know without posters like El Hijo, reading this forum would be like driving through Nebraska to a knitting class. Having said that, as you know driving a tractor trailer is a huge responsible and the liability is massive. I know time is money however I have always thought that tractors should not be allowed to travel over 40mph, anywhere.
 
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malko

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Yeah, the lorry is clearly at fault. But still, stopping half way on the lane of traffic, on a busy 4 lane road, is just asking to be rear-ended......
 

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Yeah, the lorry is clearly at fault. But still, stopping half way on the lane of traffic, on a busy 4 lane road, is just asking to be rear-ended......
Very true, but most guaguas do not pull all the way off the road to pick up passengers. Most places they just stop right in the middle of the road.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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The reason I mention my past is that I feel that it would have been wrong to suggest that I should be executed if one of my drivers killed somebody due to bad driving. I apply that same principal to whoever owns the truck that crashed in the DR. Get it?

However, I agree with what you say about DR law.

It really isn't necessary to argue with everything I post or respond with a reply that you consider witty.
I'm sorry Stock, I'll do better. Maybe we can hit the Mojito happy hour and share some old Kingdom stories while listening to ABBA's greatest hits and Neil Diamond
 
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CristoRey

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interesting. I would like to hear more. I notice some trucks (tractors) are shined up like the hope diamond, custom paint jobs and decals. Most however are put back together and clearly missing parts. I don't think tractor trailers should be allowed on George Washington as it is such a scenic road. I have a touch of truck knowledge as it relates to shipping via a low boy trailer.
Lets just say the Taino gene runs deep with the trucking community.
 

RDKNIGHT

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We don't know about the roadworthiness of the truck in this case. It may have been perfect. I used to own a transport company back in the UK. My trucks had to be of the highest standard. If one of my drivers lost control and ploughed into the back of a line of traffic, I don't see why I should have been "hanging from a tree".
trust me that truck was not road worthy
 

JD Jones

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I had a scrape by a large truck on the autopista de las americas. He was a total dickwad that could have been fatal.
I got rear ended by a truck on the Las Americas expressway years ago. Turned out to be an American driver who had come to the DR a few years before and brought his truck.
IIRC, he had a contract to deliver supplies daily to some of the hotels in Punta Cana.
 
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cavok

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I got rear ended by a truck on the Las Americas expressway years ago. Turned out to be an American driver who had come to the DR a few years before and brought his truck.
IIRC, he had a contract to deliver supplies daily to some of the hotels in Punta Cana.
In find that for many gringos who come here, their idea of assimilating into the culture is to act and drive like many Dominicans.
 

RDKNIGHT

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In find that for many gringos who come here, their idea of assimilating into the culture is to act and drive like many Dominicans.
I kind of agree with that statement if you don't drive sort of aggressive here you will get sucked up in the wash
 

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In find that for many gringos who come here, their idea of assimilating into the culture is to act and drive like many Dominicans.
I kind of agree with that statement if you don't drive sort of aggressive here you will get sucked up in the wash

I agree it can be intimidating, depending on where you learned to drive. People who grew up driving in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens highways won’t bat an eye. Those accustomed to suburbia or country roads will have a steep learning curve.
 

Big

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It is not the fast driving that bothers me it's the tailgating and constant horn honking and the willingness to stop and park in traffic lanes.
 
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