I heard a lot of scary stuff about driving in the Dominican Republic. While I realize, that a foreign country can have very very different habits than I'm used to, I wouldn't like to end up in jail or similar.
I'll be visiting the Dominican Republic soon and I'd like to have a good idea of what's it like there. I plan to rent a car in the mid-south of the island and drive to the north to visit the so-called 21 waterfalls.
I have experience driving in Moscow (I'm Russian) and I drove a lot in Europe (I live in Germany).
The general question is: how can I maximize my security, what insurances should I buy, etc, etc, so as not to get problems in DR and manage a good time? I have heard of things such as Casa del Conductor, and similar insurances. I'm hoping to hear from people with experience.