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Thread: Speeding Ticket on New Samana Highway

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    Default Speeding Ticket on New Samana Highway

    Somewhat amazingly, my wife received a citation on the new highway that connects Samana and Santo Domingo from an police offer with his new radar gun. She was given a time/date to appear at court, and is anxious about what might happen. Anyone else have this happen to them? What was the consequence/fine? Anyone not appear and have their name "red flagged" at other national department?

    THANKS! And drive safe....

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    What's the speed limit on that highway?

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    Lightbulb A mistake

    Pay the ticket and be done with it. Otherwise you may in the future be arrested and have your car towed (usually damaged during the towing procedure) and find yourself in jail for a short time AND pay a lot more. Not paying means that every time you are stopped you will be worried that this may be the time!! Someday this country will discover computers and you do not want to be among the new victims. The fine is not that much.

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    Speed limit is 80 kph.

    So, the court date is just to show up and pay a fine - they didnīt tell her the fine, nor does it say on the paper, they just gave the citation with date/time....

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    that's new...

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    I got stopped in a road block on this highway and didnt have my matricula/insurance papers (I did have them in the car, just couldn't find them at the time), we paid RD$500 in cash and were on our way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aspire View Post
    Speed limit is 80 kph.

    So, the court date is just to show up and pay a fine - they didnīt tell her the fine, nor does it say on the paper, they just gave the citation with date/time....
    Who needs this TOLL road with a 80 km/hour (50 miles/h) limit??!!

    I drive to La Romana and back at 140-160 k/h normally.

    What a rip-off!! At each step!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    ....... Someday this country will discover computers and you do not want to be among the new victims. The fine is not that much.
    stick your cedula number in Amet's "consultas" site. if it comes out green you have nothing to worry about. if your name turns up in red, then pay the fine (still don't have much to worry about).

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    darn, first there was this dude with a seatbelt ticket, now the speed. and they fine for not having papers? what comes next? a ticket for drunk driving? this country is going to dogs, i tell ya.

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    I [luckily] didn't get stopped, but counted 6 that did on my last roundtrip. I call it a rolling toll booth or speed trials fee.

    The twisties through the park are a blast in a porsche

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