It’s about time: Government orders all motorcycles to be registered

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Local media is reporting that the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (Intrant) is giving motorcyclists until 20 October 2021 to get their papers in order. The measure covers all users of motorcycles from private use to motoconcho (motorcycle taxis), deliveries and couriers.



The government agency has allowed motorists to pay a single RD$625 fee and bring “any” papers they have on the motorcycle and their ID (cedula) or residence permit. The government hopes to register hundreds of thousands of motorcycles that are in circulation. Hundreds of unregistered motorcyclists are involved in traffic accidents, theft and other crimes.



Rafael Arias says that those who do not get their papers in order, through this or the regular procedures, will face the penalties in Traffic Law 63-17.



Interior and Police Minister Jesús (Chú) Vásquez said during the press conference called to announce the extension of the motorcycle registration period that in his first days in...

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drstock

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What is the process to register a moto and where does one have to go?
The article says that they have set up eight centres in Santo Domingo to carry out the process. What happens elsewhere is unclear, so I doubt anyone will be doing this in other places.
 

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Since this whole scheme was started, I have seen just two people with the bike's number printed on their helmet as required by this law. I just can't imagine a fraction of the thousands of motos in the country being registered within a month or even those in Santo Domingo, for that matter.
 

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Since this whole scheme was started, I have seen just two people with the bike's number printed on their helmet as required by this law. I just can't imagine a fraction of the thousands of motos in the country being registered within a month or even those in Santo Domingo, for that matter.

It depends on enforcement. If they confiscate bikes they will get compliance.
 

irishpaddy

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whats the chances of this being enforced ?
wear a helmet .
stop at red lights
how many other examples are needed
 

NanSanPedro

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whats the chances of this being enforced ?
wear a helmet .
stop at red lights
how many other examples are needed

At least in Boca Chica, I do see some cops out from time to time checking registration and impounding motos. Saw it in the capital too. It is enforced, but probably not consistently.
 

USA DOC

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whats the chances of this being enforced ?
wear a helmet .
stop at red lights
how many other examples are needed
Register?.....I wonder if thats a promise or just another whim that cant be enforced...sounds like a plan for the police to enhance their monthly pay.........
 
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Imagine the huge reduction in crime if all motos had to be properly plated, with lights etc and it was enforced! Such a simple thing.
 
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chico bill

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This is a must. But not just registered they need to have working lights front and back and a stoplight.
And crush any motorcycle with a strobe headlight no ticket, no chance to fix it - seriously what do they think that accomplishes except blinding oncoming drivers.
They outlawed stadium lights on cars
 
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