Defensive driving is a must in the Dominican Republic

Last week, national newspapers published many articles on highway fatalities. The victims
ranged from a woman who did not have a helmet to a small group of United States citizens who
crashed their SUV into a small bus. Other situations reported include a Police sargeant who crashed his
small motorcycle and died, and two fatalities in Montecristi in a car accident on the highway
between that city and Dajabon.

Analysts over the past five years have noted that speed and alcohol are two of the main factors in these terrible accidents, along with poor lighting, ignorance of basic traffic rules, and many novice drivers.

In a Puerto Plata incident, the three Americans were identified only by their initials, and a Dominican female who was injured was identified by her full name.

The eight fatalities noted in the newspaper this past week most likely are less than the real number of
accident victims. Drive safely.

Read more in Spanish:
Diario Libre
Diario Libre
Diario Libre
Diario Libre
Listin Diario

12 February 2024