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Traffic Safety and Road condition in Haiti

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Traffic Safety and Road condition in Haiti

Traffic Safety and Road condition in Haiti

Traffic and road conditions in Haiti differ significantly from most other countries. Its road situations are better described as chaotic. Traffic bound roads are mostly shared by pedestrians and street vendors. Drivers use the side of the road, whichever is open to them and very few are aware of traffic rules and methods of signaling. Roads and lanes are rarely marked with traffic signs. There are very few operational traffic signs and lights. Detailed and accurate maps are hardly available. Huge potholes may instigate drivers to execute dangerous and unpredictable maneuvers in heavy traffic. Public transport is poor, marked taxis are almost nonexistent. People primarily depend on "tap-taps" that run on regular routes. A handful of public buses ply in the capital. Avoid open vehicles without seat belts, never ride motorcycle without helmet. Beware of small animals crossing the roads. Driving in Haiti calls for a lot of attention and patience.

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