Only 3% pay traffic fines
Deputy Tobias Crespo has revealed that of all drivers who receive traffic fines in the Dominican Republic, only 3% actually pay up, according to data from the Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET).
He described the figure as alarming and said it sends the message that people can keep on breaking the law without any consequences and called for an end to the situation.
He went on to say that drivers who did pay their fines were the people who could least afford it such as motorcycle taxi drivers and delivery drivers with fines of between RD$1,000 and RD$1,500.
He said that although AMET had a proposal for penalizing drivers with outstanding fines, with measures that include not being allowed to renew their driving license, whilst it seemed simple, in practice it was not.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
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