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    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...nica-EC8631060

    OK so we all know the above is more political talk than action, but you could set up a stop between Sousa and POP (or more than one) and take half the cars off the road. But it won't happen.

    My wish is just they would check brakes and all lights as well as any possible dragging or hanging parts (too many camionetas with broken springs and shocks).
    Also any vehicle whose rings and valve guides are so badly worn they cause it to smoke excessively - most unhealthy.

    But I understand many people can barely put gas in their vehicles (I'm approaching that class) and therefore don't maintain or properly repair their vehicles - but the worst offenders (usually overloaded with plantains) are extremely unsafe to be on the road.

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    Seventy per cent of the vehicles on the road wouldn't pass the test, says the article. Wouldn't life be good for those of us with roadworthy cars if all those defective cars (especially those with defective/too bright lights) were taken off the road!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    Seventy per cent of the vehicles on the road wouldn't pass the test, says the article. Wouldn't life be good for those of us with roadworthy cars if all those defective cars (especially those with defective/too bright lights) were taken off the road!

    The sword is sharp on both ends on this topic ...taking out 70% of cars off road , would add 3-4 times motorcycles and mopeds ...that would suck too

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    Is anybody actually thinking that this inspection process will be any better than the current Re-Vista program. I actually like the current program. 45 pesos at the bank and most years they don't have enough stickers to go around. If by chance stickers are available you don't even have to take you car to get inspected.
    How could you possibly improve this program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melphis View Post
    Is anybody actually thinking that this inspection process will be any better than the current Re-Vista program. I actually like the current program. 45 pesos at the bank and most years they don't have enough stickers to go around. If by chance stickers are available you don't even have to take you car to get inspected.
    How could you possibly improve this program.
    45 pesos??? Must be for a real clunker...paid 3000 pesos last year for a 2016 car Revista! Some cars have so many Revistas that they can hardly see the road ahead through the plethora of stickers!

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    At least initially, I would prefer to see a program where roadside spot checks are done. Vehicles with obvious defects are issued a 72 hour notice to present the vehicle at a formal inspection station where the vehicle passes, partially fails or completely fails.

    A pass, gets a piece of paper saying the idiot official doesn't know what he's looking at or the problem has been corrected.

    1 minor deficiency would result in an order to get the vehicle fixed and provide proof of the repair within a short period of time.

    A complete failure results in the impounding of the vehicle and seizure of the license plate (if there is one). The only option at this point is to tow the vehicle to a repair facility and when repairs are complete a successful re-inspection can return the license plate.

    Vehicles that are not towed for repair within a week are sent to scrap.

    Some vehicles do not need much inspecting to determine they are beyond feasible rehabilitation. Get the obvious worst of the worst off the road in the first few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashi Siu's Dad View Post
    45 pesos??? Must be for a real clunker...paid 3000 pesos last year for a 2016 car Revista! Some cars have so many Revistas that they can hardly see the road ahead through the plethora of stickers!


    You’re confusing revista with marbete. The marbete was 3,000 pesos. 




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    Sometimes we just pee into the wind.
    Yes we need a system to upgrade the vehicles and make the roads more safe.
    Maybe we could start with the obvious ones '' heavy duty trucks'' with wobbley wheels and questionable air brakes.

    There is insurance to consider as well.
    Why are these vehicles insured? If they even are!

    There is just so much missing between the new law and where the rubber hits the road.
    Much bigger picture than we realize.

    I do not want to ramble on... so thats my two cents worth.
    Russell

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    Soon only new cars have to be inspected...the owners can afford the repairs... Dominican Logic 101

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    At least initially, I would prefer to see a program where roadside spot checks are done. Vehicles with obvious defects are issued a 72 hour notice to present the vehicle at a formal inspection station where the vehicle passes, partially fails or completely fails.

    A pass, gets a piece of paper saying the idiot official doesn't know what he's looking at or the problem has been corrected.

    1 minor deficiency would result in an order to get the vehicle fixed and provide proof of the repair within a short period of time.

    A complete failure results in the impounding of the vehicle and seizure of the license plate (if there is one). The only option at this point is to tow the vehicle to a repair facility and when repairs are complete a successful re-inspection can return the license plate.

    Vehicles that are not towed for repair within a week are sent to scrap.

    Some vehicles do not need much inspecting to determine they are beyond feasible rehabilitation. Get the obvious worst of the worst off the road in the first few months.
    All of the above will happen right after they figure out how to get people to pay the current tickets they get.

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