Local October 8, 2022 | 11:56 am

Tourist buses are a danger in Bávaro

Drivers do not respect the most elementary speed regulations

The accident a few days ago in Bávaro involving a tourist bus again highlights the excessive speed of the drivers of these vehicles, a real danger on the road.

In a very high percentage of cases, these drivers are constantly speeding, especially from any hotel area to the airport (and vice versa), as if racing on a Formula 1 circuit.

They do not respect not only the most elementary speed rules but also the safest way of driving, overtaking on the right, not respecting, in many cases, the traffic lights, and in others, using undue lanes.

These are buses of all types and conditions, from private to those integrated into international tourist groups. But all of them have the same characteristic: the size; that is, the medium-sized ones.

Fortunately, accidents are minimal due to the enhanced caution of smaller vehicle drivers and sheer luck. All this on the road with a cursed intersection: Cap Cana.

The authorities should act urgently by implementing a speeding control service and making the owners aware of their drivers’ infractions. Heavy fines, penalties, and permit withdrawal for offenders, for those who play with the lives of tourists.

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October 8, 2022 1:10 pm

It is not only Bavaro that is menaced by these tourist buses but also all the towns and cities along the Coral Highway .Even worse is their speed on the autopista, far in excess of the law and although there are police with speed cameras , the buses just pass them with no regard.

October 8, 2022 6:04 pm

somebody is getting paid to look the other way…my cousin will make a video and publish it on social media…maybe then all of you will wake up…!!!

October 8, 2022 7:38 pm

Dominican drivers, especially in buses should learn the left lane at the roundabout is not for a right turn

October 9, 2022 1:15 am

if you live here full time…enough said………

Paul Tierney
October 9, 2022 8:49 am

Many vehicles speed, not just the buses.

One reason for the excess bus speed is many drivers are paid by the trip. More trips more pay, So, they rush one assignment to get to the next assignment, before another driver gets it.. If you don’t hurry to the buffet table there will be no food left for you.