14 new patrol stops at Samana toll road
The Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) announced that 14 extra patrols are now operating on the Santo Domingo-Samana toll road. The road is deemed the most dangerous in the country due to a combination of design flaws, periodic road flooding caused by occasional heavy rains and the tendency for motorists to speed. Road signs indicate maximum driving speeds of 50 km in areas with pronounced curves and 80 km in other areas. The patrols now seek to ensure that drivers observe the speed limits.
Spokesman for the AMET, Colonel Diego Pesqueira, said that since the patrols began monitoring the speed of vehicles with radar guns, that number of traffic accidents has diminished substantially.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
July 13, 2015
Category: DR News |