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Dominican Republic: Most Lethal Country To Ride A Motorcycle In

13
August
2013
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Statistics Travel
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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So if you thought your daily motorcycle ride was dangerous, try riding in the Dominican Republic. According to the WHO Open WHO link in a new window (World Health Organization), 1,400 inhabitants are killed on their roads every year. For an 11 million people country, that represents 43 fatal accidents for every 100,000 people (in comparison, the USA sees 11 deaths per 100,000).

Apart from a nice cocktail of alcohol, speed and a total disregard of the traffic rules, bikers (and cagers) must ride on bad roads, abandoned car wrecks, motorcycles carrying everything but the kitchen sink and people walking anywhere they want. So just like New York City during rush hour....

Read the Via: link below for much more information about the fatal accidents in the Dominican Republic. Sufficient to say that the US State Department has issued a warning about driving there, asking you to hire a professional driver instead of driving yourself.

Dominican Republic Pillion Crowded
© AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez

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In this July 15, 2013 photo, a family of four travel on a motorcycle on the road between Dajabon and Montecristi, Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is effectively the deadliest nation anywhere for drivers, second only to the tiny South Pacific island of Niue, where each death among its roughly 1,400 inhabitants spikes the fatality average. For every 100,000 inhabitants in the Dominican Republic, 42 die every year from traffic accidents, according to the World Health Organization. AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez


Via: Bradenton Herald



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