Local June 30, 2022 | 3:43 pm

More deaths from motorcycle accidents

Between 2026 and 2020, 78% were motor accidents.

Santo Domingo, DR

 Deaths from motorcycle accidents have become a scourge in the Dominican Republic, where out of every ten people who lose their lives in road accidents, seven are due to this cause.

The data was revealed by Mélido Agramonte, director of road safety at the National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation (INTRANT), who explained that between 2016 and 2020, 1,498 motorcyclists perished, which represents a rate of 14.6% per 100,000 inhabitants.

He explained that between 2016 and 2020, 78% of road accidents had been motorists, which worries the authorities.

“Through this citizen security and road safety mechanism, we must find a solution,” he added.

Another fact that stood out is that 70% of the people who die in motorcycle traffic accidents are between 15 and 39 years old.

Registration process
As of July 15, all motorists who travel on public roads without registering will be inspected in accordance with the provisions of Law 63-17.

The director warned the entity, Brigadier General Ramón A. Guzmán Peralta, who explained that to date, motorcyclists have been regularized in 17 provinces, but that those who have not yet done so in these places are on time.

Use of the protective
helmet Road safety.

He stressed that in addition to guaranteeing citizen safety, with the registration of motorcycles, the government seeks to contribute to road safety by promoting the use of protective helmets.

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June 30, 2022 5:11 pm

The way they “ride” numbers are pretty impressive…!!!!

Robert Lepage
June 30, 2022 5:37 pm

Between 2026 and 2020, 78% were motor accidents. so from the future to now this is your stats? how about making it manditory to have lights and brakes.

Paul Tierney
July 1, 2022 9:03 am
Reply to  Robert Lepage

It is mandatory to have lights and brakes. The government lacks the will and foot strength to enforce the laws.

Robert Lepage
June 30, 2022 5:39 pm

and if your 12 years old! no you cant drive your 2 brothers your sister and your father holding an air conditioner and a 3 piece sofa set on your tauro 100cc!!!

Mr. Sensible
June 30, 2022 5:58 pm

A sticker on a $10 helmet with the core removed is not going to improve safety on the roads, nor lives. I have yet to see AMET or whatever the name is today, fine a person for no lights, missing front brake cables, bald tires and 6 on a bike. The reason? There is no money in it! Better to sit at strategic locations and fine people in brand new vehicles for not wearing a seatbelt.

Paul Tierney
July 1, 2022 9:11 am
Reply to  Mr. Sensible

Amen ! The police take the path of least resistance. Seatbelt fines is probably the money maker of fines. Look like to see statistics of the types of fines issued by Digesett.

Bob Boyd
June 30, 2022 7:25 pm

In Sosua and Cabarete motorcyclists pass red light as if they don’t exist. Motorcyclists also drive the oneway streets in the wrong direction with Police standing on corners watching them.

Felix Arroyo
July 1, 2022 7:04 pm

Motorcyclists do not follow traffic laws, cause other drivers to drive recklessly, they congest and jammed the empty space between the 4-wheels vehicles, they carry the bulk of the assailants in STO DGO, they leave parts on the road, they contaminate (emit partly oxidized gasoline particles and the noise is deafening), and they put themselves and passengers in danger!
Strike them with the heaviest weight of the law!