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The role of motorcycle taxi drivers in the pre-hospital care of road traffic injury victims in rural Dominican Republic

Abstract

This study explored the role of motorcycle taxi drivers in the pre-hospital care of road traffic injury victims in the province of Monte Plata, Dominican Republic. A cross-sectional survey was administered to a convenience sample of 58 motorcycle taxi drivers working at six different highway taxi posts. The majority of drivers surveyed (67.2%) indicated witnessing a motor vehicle crash. The most common type of help drivers reported providing was transportation of crash victims (41%). Only 15.8% of drivers had ever attended a first-aid course but 84.5% expressed interest in attending a course if given the opportunity.

  • Motorcycle taxi driver
  • road traffic injury
  • Dominican Republic
  • international
  • motorcycle
  • MVTC
  • rural

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