Amet Ticket Question/Advice Sosua

j&t's future

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A friend of mine who owns a house here, (in advance of his retirement), is staying in Sosua for a 2 week vacation. He returns to the U.S this Monday.
So, last night he is driving from Playa Chiquita via Pedro Clisante to the Banco Santa Cruz ATM, unaware the street is now One-Way. He is flagged down by an AMET Officer outside Super Super and explains two months ago the street was 2 way. The traffic cop was fine, full of smiles yet still issued him a ticket (he's currently got a rental car) that states he went the wrong way up a one-way street but there is no fine or information on the ticket saying he has to report/pay a fine...
Does anyone know if this is standard proceedure? I think there HAS to be a fine to pay.
Implications???
 

robbie

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Im sure you will get a few answers, but 2 years ago mi esposo got a ticket for no seatbelt. He was driving a rental car,
owns our home there also , etc, same type of thing. He ripped up the ticket as we drove off and threw it out the window.
He has been back about 6x since then, rented a car etc etc, and nothing has ever become of it.
 

arrugala

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They are going to be attaching those ticket to dgii,gov.do site for licence plate renewals and such in the near future ,since there are millions of fines on the books . I would not want my credit card anywhere near a rental when this happens
 

belgiank

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so what is the problem? He broke the law... It is clearly marked as a one way street... so let him pay the fine....

BelgianK
 

VJS

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Maybe in 30 years they will have a computerized system of some sort. Until then I'll be comfortable being in the 97% majority of those who throw out the ticket immediately after receiving it and not bothering...
 

j&t's future

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so what is the problem? He broke the law... It is clearly marked as a one way street... so let him pay the fine....

BelgianK
There is no fine amount on the ticket nor information of where to attend/pay a fine. It just says he drove the wrong way up the street.
I believe he has to pay something.... but, there is ZERO information on the ticket!
 

tflea

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DGII is more on to of it than some may think. They have a new system from Chile, sent people to train there, and are looking for every peso from A to Z. Closing even small businesses that don't comply. Their sophistication of late is surprising. And they're just starting. It's not years away, it's already happening.
Anytime anyone swipes their credit card through a "verifone" machine in this country now, according to my tax expert woman we hired, the business is charged 2% that goes straight to the DGII's account, not stopping at GO. And depending on the amount of business one does with credit cards, DGII estimates the businesses' sales for the month and for the year. If what the business reports don't jibe with the credit card use, info they already have accounted for, they do an adjustment and the business is on the hook to prove them wrong. I'm livin it as we speak. Interest, fines and sur-charges are also applied. There is of course a lot of "informal" business here, and many get away with it, but the risk is getting bigger every day.
 

Lothario666

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DR1 Daily News - Friday, 20 September 2013

AMET fines to be linked to DGII
Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo has announced the installation of an automatic system that will connect the services of the AMET with the DGII and Customs fine systems to make them more effective. Montalvo said that this measure would make it easier to feed the database to establish and effectively collect the traffic fines. At present, hundreds of thousands of people have been fined for traffic violations, but have not bothered to pay them.

Montalvo said that interconnecting the systems is part of the new National Comprehensive Safety Plan. The measure also seeks to reduce the number of accidents caused by reckless drivers, many of who have already accumulated several fines.

Montalvo lamented the fact that the DR is currently the country with the second highest number of traffic accidents per capita in the world, according to the World Health Organization. So far this year, 1,306 people have been killed in traffic accidents.
 

Bob K

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However to get your "ticket" information to DGII system one would have to have a computer to enter the data into. AMET in Sosua has NO computer at its office as of a few months ago I doubt this has changed.

Bob K
 

arrugala

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Correct that they dont , hyowever its not hard to imagine that if they drop them off to a bank that is authorized to do this for the govt , similar to licence renewals for vehicles , or something similar or Worse they just make you go to the police station and dont release your car till you pay it ! theydo this in cabarete . I got stopped when i had just arrived and the licence renewal had been not updated as its usually over , by the time i get there occasionally . the officer jumps in the car and wants me to take the ar tomthe station and then come back when i have completed the new sticker. i asked if i could support him , and get lthensticker tomorrow .He smiled , said pullover and i donated tomhis favorite fund ..... My solution to not wasting my time with no vehicle , and NOT LEAVING the vehicle in that Station !!............they have come a long way in the dr when u can renew licence plates online AND THEY DELIVER THE STICKER TO your. Residence ....... Complements of Hillbilly info wise , ( only one who knows this apparently
 

Rep Dom

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I would not pay but for sure would certainly not throw the ticket. I would keep it as an evidence nothing is mentionned on it in terms of amount to be paid...
 

Lothario666

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I would not pay but for sure would certainly not throw the ticket. I would keep it as an evidence nothing is mentionned on it in terms of amount to be paid...
Think like a Dominican, the ticket did not say you did not have to pay a fine.
I seriously doubt they write "warning' tickets here.

Most fines are 1,000 pesos from what I have read in the past.

Tarifario de Multas (Note: List is old)
INFRACCION Y ART. A?o 06/ 12-03-07 12-03-07/07-10-08 07-10-08 en adelante

Sin licencia (art. 47) 1,000.00

Licencia vencida (art. 40) 1,000.00

No seguro (Ley 143-02) 1,000.00

Sin matricula (art. 27-3) 1,000.00

Sin placa (27-4) 1,000.00

Sin revista (110) 1,000.00

Sin casco (135-C) 1,000.00

Luz roja (96-B-1) 1,667.00

Obstrucci?n (88) 1,000.00

Zonas prohibidas (81) 1,000.00

Se?ales de tr?nsito (97) 1,000.00

V?a contraria (97-D) 1,000.00

Viraje en U (76-C) 1,000.00

Giro prohibido(76) 1,000.00

Conducci?n temeraria (65) 1,000.00

Conducir en estado de embriaguez (93) 1,000.00

Personas sobre la carga (174) 1,000.00

Ceder el paso a veh?culos de emergencias (74-h) 1,000.00

Exceso de pasajeros (105) 1,000.00

Exceso de pasajeros asiento delantero (106) 1,000.00

No exhibir placa en su lugar (27-4) 1,000.00

Luz delantera apagada (144) 1,000.00

Luz trasera apagada (145) 1,000.00

Sin cintur?n (161) 1,667.00

Espejo retrovisor (158) 1,000.00

Equipos de emergencias (164) 1,000.00

Bandera roja (171-A-3) 1,000.00

Pe?n (173-D) 1,000.00

Placa de exhibici?n (27-21) 1,000.00

Carga sin lona (171-8) 1,000.00

Aditamento en la placa (27-9) 1,000.00

Uso del celular (1, ley 143-01) 1,667.00

Lanzar desperdicios en las v?as p?blicas Art. 130. 1,000.00

Ni?os menores en el asiento delantero (106) 1,667.00

Carnet de aprendizaje (47-9) 1,000.00

Estacionarse en cont?n pintado de amarillo (98) 1,000.00

Franjas reflectivas (149-B) 1,000.00

Gomas de repuestos (154) 1,000.00

Gato hidr?ulico (159) 1,000.00

Gu?a a la derecha (153) 1,000.00

Exceso de carga (171) 1,000.00

Cristales tintados 1,000.00

No tablilla (Ley 514) 1,000.00
 

william webster

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I would guess that it amounts to what we call a warning ticket. But if you want to be sure take it into a Ban Reservas and show it to them and ask How much it is. They'll know.
There is a good suggestion if you want to keep on the right side of the law.
 

jinty05

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In Santiago you have to go to the Amet dept within the Palacio de Justicia who will issue you with a ticket to pay the fine at the Banco de Reservas. You then have to return to the Amet office and get the ticket struck off as paid. It's an awkward process to deter offending or if you like encourages you to bribe to avoid such inconvenience.


There is no fine amount on the ticket nor information of where to attend/pay a fine. It just says he drove the wrong way up the street.
I believe he has to pay something.... but, there is ZERO information on the ticket!
 

jinty05

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Forgot to mention NO amet tickets state the monetary penalty. This is determined by the rules in play when you attend a computerized office. They have purges and the "multas" can be doubled from the published fines.
 

the gorgon

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Maybe in 30 years they will have a computerized system of some sort. Until then I'll be comfortable being in the 97% majority of those who throw out the ticket immediately after receiving it and not bothering...
the other 3% save it in case there is no toilet paper in the bano.