Don’t drink and drive!!!

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PICHARDO

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The DR will be implementing a new kit to test drivers for alcohol impairment in the roads.

The kits are very effective and little intrusive. Results are very accurate and are supported in court 100%.

Things are slowly moving along to change...
 
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Ramen

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One would think this is common sense. Too bad for the suicidal motoconchos who drive drunk at all hours of the day.
 
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SKY

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The DR will be implementing a new kit to test drivers for alcohol impairment in the roads.

The kits are very effective and little intrusive. Results are very accurate and are supported in court 100%.

Things are slowly moving along to change...
I heard the same news a few years ago.
 
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william webster

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The agency was different then....
Things have changed - witness the new system for fines-

https://www.diariolibre.com/actualidad/ … edium=push

In the name of AMET, they have tried before having bought 1200 breath testers several years ago and rarely used them.

DIGESETT plan to start testing drivers in Santo Domingo on Friday to evaluate the problem of drink driving and in the initial days they will be aiming to educate drivers away from drink driving and not issuing fines. Rather strange approach because the stated aim is to reduce accidents and we all know drink driving is a huge problem in DR. Fines will follow though - most other countries include driving bans too for drink driving and penalty points. Suggests a lack of belief in success from the outset to me.

They plan to extend the drink driving testing little by little.
 
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Cdn_Gringo

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... assuming they can get drivers to stop long enough to be tested. Once Amet knows a driver is impaired, it would be irresponsible to let that driver carry on their way with just a warning. At the very least the vehicle needs to be seized for 24 hours and the driver sent on their way in the backseat of a taxi.
 
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El Rey de Mangu

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We appreciate you paying cash fine on the spot, have a great evening and gracias por preferirnos!
 
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Big

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lol .. OK so they test a driver and he is drunk, then they will say as El Rey indicated pay us and go. If they don't have pesos they will just say go. I thought drinking and driving was a national pass time second only to baseball. At night every other moto driver has been drinking.
 
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Fulano2

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Please hold my Brugal while I do the test officer, thank you. And keep the change. Pichardo is a dreamer.
 
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Caonabo

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As posted within DR1 Daily News - Thursday, 8 August 2019.....

Intrant: Training for Responsible Driving

The National Transport and Transit Institute (Intrant) and the Ground Transport Agency (Digesett) want better controls of drinking and driving in the country. They announced the start of the use of alcohol testers on the road as of Friday, 9 August 2019 to educate about not driving under the influence.

The executive director of Intrant, Claudia Franchesca De los Santos is giving drivers more time to think twice about drinking and driving. She said fines will not be applied in this introductory phase.

Local alcohol control staff has received training from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) and the Center for the Training of Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL).

https://elnuevodiario.com.do/intrant...santo-domingo/
 
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Caonabo

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lol .. OK so they test a driver and he is drunk, then they will say as El Rey indicated pay us and go. If they don't have pesos they will just say go. I thought drinking and driving was a national pass time second only to baseball. At night every other moto driver has been drinking.
Actually, it was the passing of some notable professional baseball players that brought this issue to the forefront.
 
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Big

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Actually, it was the passing of some notable professional baseball players that brought this issue to the forefront.
I guess it is based on good intentions. You get caught in Durban SA or most States on the east coast, your 1st offense with attorneys fees, fines, insurance rates, etc, will be between 5 and 10 thousand U.S. Don't pay it and you go to jail.
I have NEVER ever heard of anyone being fined or incarcerated here for drunk driving. I am sure it has happened, but it is rare.
 
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oldschool

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Will AMET now be working longer hours......because unless your AMET in the Capital or Santiago, AMET is like a 9 - 5 more or less gig....well at least the degenerate drinkers might be affected which come to think of it is quite substantial in this country......so they got that goin for them.......which is nice....:cool::cool:
 
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zoomzx11

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The agency was different then....
Things have changed - witness the new system for fines-

https://www.diariolibre.com/actualidad/ … edium=push

In the name of AMET, they have tried before having bought 1200 breath testers several years ago and rarely used them.

DIGESETT plan to start testing drivers in Santo Domingo on Friday to evaluate the problem of drink driving and in the initial days they will be aiming to educate drivers away from drink driving and not issuing fines. Rather strange approach because the stated aim is to reduce accidents and we all know drink driving is a huge problem in DR. Fines will follow though - most other countries include driving bans too for drink driving and penalty points. Suggests a lack of belief in success from the outset to me.

They plan to extend the drink driving testing little by little.
The key will be if the kits require batteries.
If we do not drink and drive then how will we get home?
Drinking and driving is entrenched in Dominican culture and it not ending anytime soon.
Another great Dominican plan doomed to failure.
What is the issue here? A cop cannot tell if you are drunk?
 
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NanSanPedro

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I guess it is based on good intentions. You get caught in Durban SA or most States on the east coast, your 1st offense with attorneys fees, fines, insurance rates, etc, will be between 5 and 10 thousand U.S. Don't pay it and you go to jail.
I have NEVER ever heard of anyone being fined or incarcerated here for drunk driving. I am sure it has happened, but it is rare.
I'm curious, do they test for that after serious accidents?
 
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bienamor

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Please hold my Brugal while I do the test officer, thank you. And keep the change.
I would add to this

While your holding my Brugal feel free to indulge as long as you leave a little taste for me.
 
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SKY

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... assuming they can get drivers to stop long enough to be tested. Once Amet knows a driver is impaired, it would be irresponsible to let that driver carry on their way with just a warning. At the very least the vehicle needs to be seized for 24 hours and the driver sent on their way in the backseat of a taxi.
Keep praying, maybe one day your prayers will be answered.....................
 
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El Rey de Mangu

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Extranjeros should be concerned about this more than 30 day stays.
AMET: "Hang on, let's see that passport, compadre. Oh my, looks like you're a chronic overstayer - whatever can we do about this delicate situation??"

Gringo: "Doah!!"