Understanding more about the motorcyclist epidemic

The director of the Motorcycle Unit of the National Transport and Transit Institute (Intrant), Margarita Rodríguez says motorcycles move around seen million commuters every day in the Dominican Republic and these just need to be regulated. The Tax Agency (DGII) says there are about 3.3 million motorcycles in circulation, but the Intrant motorcycle director understands there are more.

The problem is that the motorcyclists do not follow traffic laws. And the traffic authorities just look the other way, Oscar Almanzar of the Federation of Motorcyclists told Hoy newspaper.

Motorcycles are described as an epidemic in the Dominican Republic with a motorcyclist involved in at least 70% of traffic accidents.

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Diario Libre

12 March 2024