724,515 Dominicans have pending driving fines
The Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) reported that they have 724,515 traffic notifications pending for payment from 2011 to the first six months of this year, as reported in Diario Libre. The Attorney General office announced that good conduct papers would not be issued to anyone with pending traffic fines. Diario Libre reports that despite the announcement made yesterday, Tuesday 22 October, only a few attended the traffic court to pay the fine. This means that anyone who needs a certificate confirming that they do not have a Police record, or needs to renew or get a visa to travel abroad, renew their driver’s license or other documents will be affected.
AMET reports that there is a plan to criminalize running a red light, transporting children under the age of nine in the front seat, using mobile phones without hands-free sets when driving, drinking alcoholic beverages when driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, and not using a seat belt when driving.
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