Motorcycle, pasola, scooter etal License

banzai

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good day to all, I am in a friendly argument with a friend regarding the requirement of a license to operate a moto in the Republic. My friend (under the age of 20) states that a person must be at least 20 years old to obtain a license - is that correct? My friend presently drives a moto and claims the insurance is valid even though a license is not present - is this correct? I'm not versed in spanish so looking into the regulations won't work for me; any first hand knowledge appreciated and/or the actual regulations.
 

DutchRudi

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Sir, some cops don't even have drivers licences, I think have of the people in a car don't have a licence. It's easy because all the cops want a little bribing money.
 

DutchRudi

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Sir, some cops don't even have drivers licences, I think have of the people in a car don't have a licence. It's easy because all the cops want a little bribing money.
I ride my scooter almost everyday, for 2 years now, never being asked for a licence, or insurance papers. That's why when someone hit you with their scooter, you'll pay for the damage. I have to admit, after 2.5 years living here, that my choice is not to stay here, it's a nice country, nice people, but the system is to far off.
30 years i lived in Florida, i'm from Holland, but i m going to a more structured country. Ok if i make a mistake in trafic, i will have to pay, but if i have a excident, then they will not throw me in jail. And the traffic is not so crazy as here. Im going to Mexico, as well cheap, beautiful beaches, nice people.
 

rockito50

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good day to all, I am in a friendly argument with a friend regarding the requirement of a license to operate a moto in the Republic. My friend (under the age of 20) states that a person must be at least 20 years old to obtain a license - is that correct? My friend presently drives a moto and claims the insurance is valid even though a license is not present - is this correct? I'm not versed in spanish so looking into the regulations won't work for me; any first hand knowledge appreciated and/or the actual regulations.
there is none you just need I.D. cedula you can drive a motorcycle at 16
 

windeguy

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Driver’s Permit Info
Those interested in obtaining a driver’s permit must fulfill the following requisites:
  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula).
  • Demonstrate moral quality proven by obtaining a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Attorney General.
  • Undergo an eye examination and blood type tests to be carried out in the National Institute of Transit (INTRANT in Spanish) headquarters in Santo Domingo.
  • Display theoretical and practical knowledge of driving and driving laws by taking a written driving test which is given at the INTRANT offices.
  • Provide receipts from the Banco de Reservas to prove that you have paid the taxes and fees necessary to obtain a driver’s license.


Required Documents
To obtain a learner’s permit

  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula)
  • Receipts from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.
  • Eye examination and blood type tests done at the central and regional INTRANT headquarters.
  • Proof of passage of the written, theoretical test given by the INTRANT.


To Obtain Your First Driver’s License
  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula) (18 years old for this detail)
  • Receipt of payment made to Banco de Reservas corresponding to the fee for a Driver’s License.
  • A Learner’s Permit issued at least 45 days prior with at least one year left before expiration.
  • Proof of attendance at the Drivers Education class given at the central and regional headquarters of the National Institute of Transit.
  • Certification of proof of having taken the Practical Test given by the INTRANT.


To Renew a Driver’s License
  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula)
  • Receipt from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.
  • Proof of eye exam administered at the central or local INTRANT offices.
  • Expired driver’s license.


Change of Origin (from a foreign to a national driver’s license)
  • Possess a Dominican ID (Cedula).
  • Certification from the Embassy or Consulate of the country of origin stating the validity of the applicant’s driving license, duly confirmed and legalized in the Dominican Foreign Ministry.
  • Proof of eye exam administered at the central INTRANT office.
  • Receipt from the Banco de Reservas verifying payment of taxes and services.
Notice there is no mention of a motorcycle license.
 

Fulano2

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Banzai. If it’s a minor incident there will be no problem, but deaths etc. insurance won’t pay. Insurance is related to the legal position to drive or ride a car or bike.
 

windeguy

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my question exactly = is the insurance valid if the person riding the moto does NOT have a license??
People illegally here have said it has covered them despite their licenses no longer being valid in the DR. That is what I heard.
 

banzai

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Banzai. If it’s a minor incident there will be no problem, but deaths etc. insurance won’t pay. Insurance is related to the legal position to drive or ride a car or bike.
no way to win this argument until it happens. I will attempt a contact with the insurance company and see what the coverage is or isn't.