The most dangerous highway stretch

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The Ministry of Public Works has announced major roadwork to improve the Duarte Highway that connects the north with the south. The works will be carried out from Km. 9 in Santo Domingo to Santiago, some 155 km.



From January 2019 to August 2020, there have been 1,202 road accidents with 283 deaths reported. During the same time frame, 1,522 people were injured in traffic accidents. Most of the fatalities occurred in the stretch from Los Alcarrizos to La Vega, according to the Permanent Observatory of Road Safety (Opsevi) of the National Institute of Transit and Ground Transport (Intrant). The critical areas correspond to Santo Domingo West, Los Alcarrizos, Pedro Brand, Villa Altagracia, Piedra Blanca, Bonao, La Vega and Santiago.



Just recently, six employees of the National Airport Agency (Departamento Aeroportuario) died when the vehicle they were...

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chico bill

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It is a bad stretch with some gargantuan potholes and some super reckless speeding drivers on bad tires (and likely drunk) plus overloaded trucks, also speeding
 

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Enforce all laws. It's simple if there was the will.