Many roads in haiti have been paved but are not regularly repaired. Most of the roads in Haiti transportation is hampered by rough roads that may become impassable in inclement weather. Most people in Haiti travel on foot, by bicycle or by public bus known as a tap-tap

Dominicans to suspend all traffic to Haiti In protest for trucks attacked

DR Says no more Supplies to Haiti until Driver Safety Guaranteed. A fleet of 60 vans, owned by Federacion Nacional de Transporte Dominicano, were ambushed in Jimani by Haitians wielding machetes and guns. They ransacked the vehicles, taking construction items and personal goods. Damage to vans came to 100 million-plus pesos.

Drivers were injured, some taken to Jimani hospital. Fenatrado President Peralta said no more vans will enter Haiti until Haitian and Dominican governments settle the cross-border conflict and guarantee Fenatrado drivers' safety.

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Terrible Truck Accident in the North of Haiti, 17 dead

We just learned that there was a major truck accident that took place Near Quartier-Morin. So far authorities have counted 17 dead .

We also learned the accident was caused as the driver was trying to avoid colliding with a motorcycle. As it turned out, the three individuals on the motorcycle are fine; however 17 passengers inside of the truck were killed.

Vendors aboard a truck, on their way to market their goods, were involved in an accident Saturday morning. They were enroute from Saint-Raphael when a motorcycle crossed their path, forcing the driver to swerve, causing the truck to over-turn. It happened close to Cap-Haitian. Of those passengers inside the truck, 18 died, while 28 sustained injuries, some of a serious nature.

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Cheap Motorbikes in Haiti Seen By Some as a Scourge of the Streets

The motorcycles had served a major life saving role during the worst epidemic of cholera in recent history; often they were the only means to carry people from the remote Haitian corners to the health centers and had saved the lives of many. Before the earthquake, they were mostly seen in rural towns carrying live chickens, pigs or towing items like bamboo poles, rebars and even sometime wooden coffins. With over 500,000 motorbikes on the streets of greater Port-au-Prince, they now constitute the unruly 45% of Haiti's underdeveloped public transportation system. The demand for motorcycles in Haiti is never very difficult to understand, because often the cars and SUVs cost doubled in Haiti than the USA and they are beyond the reach of most Haitians who live on less than $2.44 a day and about 24% of them manage on less than that. But there are many people like 'Joseph-Marc Carel' who know the risk of ferrying passengers on a small battered motorbike, but has accepted this as a means of livelihood because earning $50 in a week in this profession is not very difficult.

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Reasons for frequent road accident in Haiti, speed and driver on the phone

From statistics gathered over the past almost decade and a half, the charge can be laid at the feet of speed and phone usage for the amount of road accidents on Haitian streets. This information comes from the Office Of Vehicle Insurance Against Third (OAVCT). Another factor of the number of road casualties and fatalities was attributed to passengers not wearing seat belts.

Haitian traffic laws are not conclusive enough to deal with the problems. For instance, while there is a law against driving under the influence of alcohol, it fails to say what is the acceptable blood alcohol level. Also, while urban areas are governed by a speed limit, rural drivers are only restricted when there is a sign indicating a speed limit. There is also no law enforcing that children be seated in child seats while in a vehicle, and traffic police find it very difficult to enforce seat belt laws. These lapses in the reach of the law allows for high numbers of accidents on Haitian roads.

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Some arrests made with the burning of Capital Coach Line Bus

Some arrests have been made in connection with the burning of the Capital Coach Line Bus in Petit Goave. Authorities have announced that two individuals have been arrested and they are currently looking for more suspects.

It has been estimated that the type of transportation bus use by Capital Coach Line costs the company around $300,000 before transportation, shipping and other costs. This kind of lost is likely to set the company several years back.

A capital coach line assuring the transport between Port-au-Prince and Les Cayes was burned to the ground in Petit Goave. According to eyewitnesses, some individuals stopped the bus that was driven by a Dominican national and set it on fire.

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Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien International Airports modernized

New Airspace Modernization Project completed on time for Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien International Airports

Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien International Airports have been modernized with the creation of a new airspace design. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airbus ProSky partnered for the project that puts into place a modern airspace design, with an integrated Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) system and new operating procedures.

Immediately following Haiti's 2010 earthquake the project began. And it was urgent due to the massive damage the quake did to the aviation infrastructure. Air carriers Air France, American Airlines, and JetBlue also came on board to get involved in the airspace redesign concept.

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MINUSTAH & PNH Provide Protection to Dominican Trucks

As per the news report, on March 5th, Blas Peralta, the President of the National Federation of Dominican Transportation (Fenatrado), confirmed that a total of 27 trucks loaded with cement, rebars and food, were seized at the border after registering with the Haitian customs authority. Out of these, 24 trucks were blocked in the customs area of Ouanaminthe and 3, at the exit of Cap-Haitien because of planned protests and threats of retaliation against Dominicans drivers. The Haitian authority, fearing the security of the Dominican drivers due to the reason of aggravating tensed situation between the two countries, asked them to return to their country, but, however, refused to return their merchandise as those had already been registered with their customs department.

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Haitian students graduated air traffic controllers in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) and the National Office of Civil Aviation of Haiti (OFNAC) proudly announced the graduation of 10 Haitian students at the air traffic controllers in the Dominican Academy of Sciences Aerospace - "Academia Superior de Ciencas Aeronaúticas" (ASCA).

The graduation is the first palpable result of the cooperation agreement between the IDAC and the OFNAC. The student's specialization in air traffic control and in procedure for aerial approach control is one of the highest. Air traffic controllers are in charge of maintaining the orderly flow of air traffic. The position requires highly specialized knowledge, in order to keep aircraft at a safe distance from each other.

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Haitian Deputy car crashed into transport van in in Pont Sonde, 13 dead

It has been reported that a major accident took place on the road in Haiti on Saturday. A member of the Haitian Chamber of Deputies was involved in a road accident where his car crashed into a transport van, causing 13 death and 10 injuries.

The accident took place in Pont Sonde. The name of the member of Haitian Chamber of Deputies was not released by the Police, however, the media was informed that he was not among the dead. The Deputy suffered chest injury and was taken to a hospital near by.

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Truck filled with Madan Sara overturned in Roseaux, killing 23 Saturday

It has been reported that a truck overturned last Saturday and many people were killed as a result. The crash took place in the town of Roseaux, east of Jeremie, Haiti.

The bus has plunged off a cliff in the coastal city of Roseaux. Report indicated that the truck was packed with people. 23 have been reported dead. Another 24 were injured, some seriously. About 50 vendors were riding inside the truck. Most of people in that overturned truck are from the town of d'Anse d'Hainault.

As it has been the case in the past, the passengers were crammed inside the vehicle surrounded by products.

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