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Speed controls on eastern highways

The Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) has announced that in coordination with the National Police and the Ministry of Public Works it will now be using breathalyzers and speed radars on the highways linking the east and Santo Domingo, including the Las Americas highway.

AMET chief General Pablo Arturo Pujols said that the use of the breathalyzers and radars is aimed at reducing traffic accidents and deaths. While the speed limit is 100 km, drivers are known to regularly travel above 120 km on many highways.

Some 21 radars will be posted along the highways to the east. “We are determined to reduce traffic accidents over Christmas, when there is an increase in alcohol consumption,” said General Pujols.

Source: DR1, Elcaribe

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Last updated December 6, 2016 at 12:34 PM
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