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AMET director says “parking agents” are illegal

Today’s El Dia, Thursday 16 January quotes the Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) director as saying that the self-styled parking attendants who have forcefully privatized city streets by charging for the right to park there are illegal. General Juan Geronimo Brown Perez said that Law 241 says the practice is against the law. “The issue of the parking agents is that they are violating Law 241. That law specifies that the practice is contrary to the law. It is not that we do not want them to work. It is that we cannot allow chaos in the country.” He said that AMET agents have arrested around 200 people for the practice. The parking agents intimidate drivers seeking to park on city streets near areas where events or activities are taking place to pay or risk damage to their vehicles. The practice has escalated to the point where these informal parking attendants are even issuing tickets and charging from RD$50 to RD$500 for the service.

Source: DR1, Eldia

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