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    William Webster, I thought of you when I read this article today......

    Dominicans are finding out that they owe $$ for a lot of old tickets, and they’re not happy about these ghost tickets. WW has mentioned that because of computerization, they’re catching up with old scofflaws.

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    Mine wasn't a ghost/... I remember getting it
    and being frivolous enough to ignore... cavalier you might say

    It certainly reappeared.....almost 10 yrs later

    Yes, I credit the new system for that

    Ghosts might be another problem

    An aside... my wife got one recently in Canada.... illegal parking between 3-5am
    Police error.... wrong license plate.... go figure
    One call had it removed from her file

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Mine wasn't a ghost/... I remember getting it
    and being frivolous enough to ignore... cavalier you might say

    It certainly reappeared.....almost 10 yrs later

    Yes, I credit the new system for that

    Ghosts might be another problem

    An aside... my wife got one recently in Canada.... illegal parking between 3-5am
    Police error.... wrong license plate.... go figure
    One call had it removed from her file
    Well I suspect that many of these “ghost” tickets are very valid, you’re just an honest gringo who admits the ticket was his.




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    Is there any penalty now for paying late - approx. 3 months?

    I been busy.

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    I don't recall a penalty

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    Easy enough to find out if you have one or not....just log in here with your cedula
    https://multas.pgr.gob.do/consultas

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    I have a three year old ticket, but it doesn't show up in BanReservas so I can't pay. I'm not handing over cash to any AMET officer. Will I get prosecuted, executed or handed over to street justice. I guess I will find our when I go and renew my license.

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    I was stopped in Puerto Plata at the intersection with Freddy Ferraterria. The traffic backs up turning toward the Malecon and I started through the light when it was green but due to the delay, it was red by the time I was completely turned. Two other cars came through after me. All three of us were pulled over by AMET waiting next to the tour bus area. I talked to the AMET officer a long time and eventually, he suggested that if I were to hand him a folded piece of paper, the ticket would not be issued. So I scrounged around for a piece of paper and passed it along with 500 pesos inside. He returned my cedula, license and insurance card and sent me on my way. When my attorney went to be my good conduct paper for my residency renewal, the ticket (which was obviously issued anyway) turned up and I had to pay it. I didn't mind paying it but it was not right that i was not told that it had been issued and I was not given a copy. I don't drive anymore but if i did, I would go ahead and let eh offer write a ticket, rather than paying twice! Be forewarned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judypdr View Post
    I was "............but it was not right .........!
    Lol. Not right?
    Was it “right” when the officer asked you for a bribe?
    Was it “right” when you paid the officer a bribe?
    Why would you expect an officer with such personal ethics to do the “right” (illegal) thing?
    Lol.

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    The very nature of corrupt systems is that they don't work logically or with any sort of effective regulation. Statements made by those operating within such a system cannot be taken at face value and those who play these systems should have no expectation of any sort of consideration beyond the immediate moment they offer a folded piece of paper and even then no guarantees.

    Lesson learned I hope. Take the ticket next time.

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