Local May 29, 2023 | 4:25 pm

Dominican government will use Waze platform to reduce traffic accidents

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Government, led by President Abinader, has announced a groundbreaking partnership with Waze, the popular navigation app, to enhance road safety throughout the country. Through the collaboration under the Waze for Cities program, the Dominican Republic will leverage real-time incident reports from the Waze community to analyze traffic patterns and improve the flow of urban roads.

The initiative, coordinated by the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (Intrant), aims to expand the implementation of the Integral System of Intelligent Traffic Lights nationwide. This expansion will involve the integration of autonomous drones, adaptive systems, and real-time analytics, placing the country at the forefront of technological advancements and reducing traffic congestion.

Hugo Beras Goico, Director of Intrant, highlighted the integration of the Waze for Cities platform with Intrant’s Accident Analysis and Vehicle Congestion system. This integration will enable the deployment of drones at key intersections, allowing for real-time monitoring and decision-making based on the alerts provided by Waze users.

The collaboration with Waze and the implementation of new technologies signify a commitment by President Abinader and the Government to enhance traffic conditions across the country. The plan includes expanding the Integral System of Intelligent Traffic Lights by February 2024, implementing a Points-Based License System, and establishing a Vehicle Technical Inspection system.

Marcos Órdenes, Waze’s Regional Manager for Latin America, expressed satisfaction with the partnership, emphasizing the importance of collaboration with mobility leaders to optimize the benefits of technology for cities and public sector partners. He praised the active Waze community, whose contributions to mapping roads and places of interest ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided by the app.

The meeting was attended by Minister of the Presidency, Joel Santos, Intrant Cabinet Coordinator, Frank Díaz, and Radamés Mencía representing Waze. This collaboration sets an excellent example of how partnerships between technology companies and institutions like Intrant can bring positive change to communities and improve overall road safety.

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Paul Tierney
May 29, 2023 8:57 pm

Wow ! All the major streets in Santo Domingo will be in the red in Waze.

May 30, 2023 12:50 am

there is is no remedy for us here …our mentality has to change that everything else will be a breeze …
chaos . .

May 30, 2023 7:47 am

22 million annual accidents a year reduced by maybe a 100 the following year, Just what the DR needs, LOL!

Paul Tierney
May 31, 2023 9:01 am

You do not reduce traffic accidents by any large margin by waving a Waze magic wand in the air. You reduce accidents by ENFORCING TRAFFIC LAWS with gusto.

Platano Frito
August 8, 2023 9:54 pm

Another law to be ignored. Want to reduce accidents?. Sit at an intersection and confiscate any vehicles that blows a red light. once you have 99% of all vehicles on the island confiscated in the first week. put them on a couple hundred barges, float them out to the middle of the ocean and sink them. Give anyone who lost their vehicle (approx.15 million) a pair of chinese crocs and a 3 legged broken presidente chair to sit on when they’re tired of walking or waiting for the guagua 🙂