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2 million motorcycles, but only 300,000 licensed drivers

The director of the National Transit and Transport Institute (Intrant), Claudia Franchesca de los Santos recently revealed that while the Tax Agency (DGII) has registered two million motorcycles, only 300,000 persons are licensed to drive these. She said the new institution has opened mobile units nationwide where the motorcyclists can apply for the driver’s license. Motorcyclists are involved in most traffic accidents in the country.

Likewise, De los Santos said efforts are underway with the Metropolitan Transport Authority (Amet) to encourage the motorcyclists to wear helmets. While helmets are used in the National District, outside of Santo Domingo the authorities have been lax in enforcing the safety requirement.

In an interview on El Destapón (107.7 FM), the director of the new entity announced that in 2018 a new system would be put into place that will be able to detect speeding and when a vehicle crosses a red light. The same system will automatically apply the fines.

De los Santos announced the Intrant would be implementing a plan to reduce bottle necks during the Christmas holidays.

Source: DR1

Nov 23, 2017

Category: DR News |

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