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    Default Free Tolls Semana Santa Weekend.... NOT

    We read in the news that tolls would be free for the weekend, Friday, Sat and Sunday to help keep traffic moving. We traveled on Friday and paid at every toll... coming home Sunday the ONLY free toll had a camera crew filming there... the rest we paid for. What a farce

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    We paid to take the Santiago Bypass on Friday going North, and again on Sunday heading South!
    The Government likes to make "Publicity Stories" for the newspapers, and TV.
    But nothing is REAL!
    For YEARS they never stop motorcycles for not wearing a helmet, this weekend they were PROUD to announce they confiscated over 5,000.
    Great "Semana Santa" spirit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylindr View Post
    We read in the news that tolls would be free for the weekend, Friday, Sat and Sunday to help keep traffic moving. We traveled on Friday and paid at every toll... coming home Sunday the ONLY free toll had a camera crew filming there... the rest we paid for. What a farce
    Correct, I had to pay as well on Thursday on Autopista Duarte. Since a few months you get a ticket generated by the computer system. On Thursday I got a ticket from a 'talonario'. Meaning (to me) no payment was actually being registered. My conclusion: someone got some millions for his pocket.

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    "No WAY"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HERE???????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Criss Colon View Post
    "No WAY"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HERE???????????????????

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    A few years ago I'd probably have refused to pay, because 'in the newspaper it said it would be free' and fight about it, just to realize after 15 minutes that Dominicans never give in if you fight with them and end up paying anyway. It seems I learned something the past 4 years, now I shrug, pay and go (not without tweeting about it with diariolibre and mopc tagged, like if that will do any good...but you have to keep something left to learn)

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    Be careful, you may learn enough about Dominicans to want to stay here!
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    It doesn't surprise me. Why would you cancel tolls when you have a higher traffic count and collect more money.

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    "LT" the "idea" was that not having to stop to pay a toll, would speed up the traffic flow.
    "Good Idea", so they didn't do it!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylindr View Post
    We read in the news that tolls would be free for the weekend, Friday, Sat and Sunday to help keep traffic moving.
    So you went.
    Their trick worked.
    Again and again.....




    donP

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