AMET out in force for Easter in the DR
All personnel from the Metropolitan Transport Authority (Amet) are now in position on the highways and roads throughout the country in an effort to prevent accidents during Easter Week.
Amet spokesman Roberto Lebron said that they would be working in conjunction with the Emergency Operations Center (COE), the National Police, Ministry of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Public Works, Dominican Red Cross, Civil Defense and other emergency organizations.
He said that by noon today, 16 April at least 4,000 officers, headed by General Brown Perez, would be working the streets.
Lebron noted that AMET was ready to impose stiff penalties for motorists who broke traffic laws. For example, motorists who run a red light or motorcyclists driving without a helmet would have their vehicle confiscated and would not get it back until they presented the original vehicle registration and title. In addition to presenting the proper papers for their motorcycle, motorcyclists will need to show the Amet official their motorcycle helmet to retrieve their bike.
Speaking on the radio program “Tu Derecho a Saber”, Lebron reminded the public that unauthorized large trucks will not allowed on the roads after Thursday and people will be prohibited to ride in the open back of a pick-up either. As always, small children are not allowed to travel in the front seats of vehicles unless there is no rear seat.
He said that during Easter Week that officers at many Amet posts along the nation’s road and highways would also be using breathalyzers to check for the alcohol content of drivers, especially around car washes, liquor stores and the so-called colmadones.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
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