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Motorists not paying fines

According to the Walter Palm Foundation, in the first five months of this year, citations issued to motorists for traffic violations have totaled RD$166 million, but less than 10% have actually paid their fines, meaning that the State loses around RD$505 million a year in unpaid traffic fines.

Luis José Polanco reminded reporters that in 2008 the government implemented a special program that sought to pressure drivers to pay their fines. But nine years later, the program has obviously not been successful. He went on to say that there has to be a mechanism to ensure that all tickets handed out by the Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) are paid.

Amet have responded saying that they are trying to ensure that those who do not pay fines will not be able to receive a clean criminal record check from the Attorney General’s office, nor will the offenders be able to renew their license nor have a new registration for their vehicle.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

July 4, 2017

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