Driving in DR

JD Jones

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One principle of effective conflict resolution is to always control the situation until it is resolved.

A selfie (or video) with the other driver receiving the money may prevent the altering of a story after the conflict has been resolved by money. ;)

DISCLAMER
I am not advising anyone to engage in any activity that would be consider contra to the laws that would apply to the situation.

Another great reason to have dash cams. I have them in all of my vehicles. Every little bit helps.
 

Radical

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They're just as bad as the folks who drive in the Paso Rapido lane up to the toll booth to avoid the long line, then try to merge into the toll lane all the while blocking the Paso Rapido lane with their car until somebody lets them in, which of course nobody wants to do.

Savages!

No other definition come even close to the amount of disrespect for common courtesy and respect to others and the laws.
 

Father Guido

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My nephew was recently driving in Santiago, crossing the southbound lanes of Avenida Hatuey to turn and go north. He was struck by a southbound car whose driver wanted my nephew to pay 2000 pesos for damages to the southbound car. I had thought my nephew would be at fault, given that he was coming from a side street to cross a bigger street. He tells me that whoever enters the intersection first must be given the right of way.

I'm used to driving in the U.S.A. where the 2-lane side street would have a STOP sign and drivers emerging from the 2-lane side street must yield to traffic on the 4-lane Avenida Hatuey. My nephew's car had reached the center, a break in the median, and his car was hit at the driver's side rear wheel. As he explains it (DISCLAIMER: and neither of us is a lawyer) the southbound driver was at fault for going too fast to be able to stop. I heard the tires screech for maybe a second and a half before the impact.

After exchanging information my nephew drove off but the other guy flagged down a passing Policía Nacional and we got stopped. My nephew explained that he needed to drop us off before he could go make a report. The place where you make the report is is in Fortaleza de San Luís in Santiago. He dropped off two passengers but I went with him thinking they might need me as a witness. It was explained that they don't do witnesses there, the Fiscalía does that stuff.

It's good to understand the right of way law if you drive. Check into it.
2000 pesos is a deal in the this circumstance
 

RDKNIGHT

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when you pay it's done sometimes there is no reasoning with dummies .. trust me with this legal system it will cost you a lot more than 2000mil plus time thye will all gang up on you and play how can we all make money from you..
 

SKY

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when you pay it's done sometimes there is no reasoning with dummies .. trust me with this legal system it will cost you a lot more than 2000mil plus time thye will all gang up on you and play how can we all make money from you..
The LAST thing you want to get involved here as a Gringo is the legal system. For $38 you are done. And it does not matter one bit if you are a tourist, Resident, or even a Citizen. You open your mouth and you are still a GRINGO to be taken advantage of...................
 

RDKNIGHT

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The LAST thing you want to get involved here as a Gringo is the legal system. For $38 you are done. And it does not matter one bit if you are a tourist, Resident, or even a Citizen. You open your mouth and you are still a GRINGO to be taken advantage of...................
So true....
 
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