Local March 3, 2017 | 9:22 pm

Unicef hails ban of children on motorcycles, wants options

Santo Domingo.- Unicef’s representative in the Dominican Republic on Thursday hailed the provision in the new Mobility and Transit Law which bans children under eight from being ridden on motorcycles, type asked to provide alternatives for the people who require that means to transport.

Rosa Elcarte said public transport needs to be improved because such prohibitions must be combined with options that fill a need. “Great provision not to transfer children under 8 on motorcycles … It is dangerous, even wearing helmets.”

Elcarte spoke in the National Palace after meeting with president Danilo Medina to discuss issues related to childhood and adolescence.

Unicef adjunct representative in the country, Sayo Aoki also participated in the meeting.

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