Local January 19, 2022 | 7:39 am

2-hour traffic jams pummel Dominican Republic cities

Santo Domingo.- Transportation in the Dominican Republic represents one of the main challenges that affect the citizens of the main urban centers.

The levels of congestion have produced a loss of time on public roads, which translates into a lack of productivity and an effect on the quality of life of each Dominican.

Today, in cities such as Santo Domingo and Santiago de los Caballeros, which attract the largest number of trips and, therefore, the highest levels of congestion, an average of two hours are lost in traffic jams, which could be better used in productive time, leisure or family integration.

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Paul Tierney
January 19, 2022 9:39 am

A good percentage of these jams could be avoided if operators obeyed the laws, observed traffic lights, and were courteous to other drivers, such as give way to allow another vehicles to enter or turn on a street. It seems everywhere it is a Mexican standoff, nobody gains.

Government needs to get more involved, vehicle quotas, and no vehicle zones are a beginning.

Robert MacKay
January 20, 2022 7:21 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Paul you are 100% on point. The easiest short term solutions do not require widening a road or building a tunnel. The first step in recovery is acknowledging that you have a problem but unfortunately many here cannot reach the first step. It will take generational changes to get to where this country deserves to be. “The chains of habit are too late to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. Warren Buffett”

Gringo Go Home.
January 19, 2022 2:15 pm

Why is an illegal immigrant worried about the way we drive? If you don’t like it go back home.

Mr. Sensible
January 19, 2022 6:12 pm

Do you know something about Paul that we don’t?

Do you like the way people drive here? If so, perhaps you are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Gringo Go Home
January 20, 2022 12:08 am
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