Take note: Big bumpers are outlawed

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No more big bumpers. The National Traffic Safety Institute (Intrant) will begin enforcing the resolution that will require the removal of all “added-on” bumpers, whether front or back, from all vehicles as per Traffic Law 63-17. In Article 195, the law requires the removal of the prevalent “defenses” used by buses, SUVS, cars and trucks as a way of protecting the vehicles from minor traffic crunches or “fender-benders.” Vehicle owners have until 30 October 2020 to remove the fenders.



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chico bill

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I can see the removal of Big Bumpers in front for more crush proof plastic but from behind they are there to reduce rear end damage from others.
Anyway I don't think this will be enforced. It is another "show regulation", kind of like the seldom enforced helmet law.

That's one reason I liked my older Isuzu Trooper - real metal bumpers !
 
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That's interesting. Some states tried to pass a height law for bumpers. To many wanna be monster trucks had them even with a normal vehicles drivers window. Didn't work. Something about "freedom of expression".
 

melphis

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Passing laws that will never be enforced seems to be a pass time here that continues with all the governments.
Seems to keep them busy and helps justify all the government employees.
 

Caonabo

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I can not say in which direction this will lead, but there have been large scale daily operations (20+ agents) conducted by DIGESETT (formerly AMET) between Guayacanes and La Romana over the last two weeks. While I have not seen seizures or confiscations of vehicles yet, they are issuing citations in very large numbers.
Perhaps this is where the new administration hopes to recoup some lost revenue.
 
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They enforced the removal of aftermarket LED lights quite well. Not sure if it's still enforced, but it certainly was for many months after the warning was issued.
 
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bienamor

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They enforced the removal of aftermarket LED lights quite well. Not sure if it's still enforced, but it certainly was for many months after the warning was issued.
they are coming back have seen a few on Autopista Duarte
 

Caonabo

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They enforced the removal of aftermarket LED lights quite well. Not sure if it's still enforced, but it certainly was for many months after the warning was issued.
I have not witnessed one of those setups in a very long time.
 

melphis

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Yes but your car folds like a cheap tent if you so much as bump into anything. I believe the thought process behind the big bumpers is to protect the vehicle from other drivers and in most case here bad drivers in the car with bumpers.
 

JDJones

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Yes but your car folds like a cheap tent if you so much as bump into anything. I believe the thought process behind the big bumpers is to protect the vehicle from other drivers and in most case here bad drivers in the car with bumpers.
And keep other vehicles at bay. The drivers of those buses use those bars as a tactical advantage to driving in the city. They don't have them for looks.
One of the most tried and true methods to get through traffic jams in the city is to keep as close to a slow-moving bus as you can.
 

mobrouser

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Yes but your car folds like a cheap tent if you so much as bump into anything. I believe the thought process behind the big bumpers is to protect the vehicle from other drivers and in most case here bad drivers in the car with bumpers.
Most people only think about rear end collisions. Do you want to be t-boned by something with that kind of grill?
 
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JDJones

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Most people only think about rear end collisions. Do you want to be t-boned by something with that kind of grill?
You're giving too much credit to those bars. They're meant to be more of a visual deterrent. They are made from fairly thin tubing.

More than enough to slice a gash in the side of your car, but a T-bone would collapse them pretty quickly. The bar that is strong is the one in the rear for the trailer ball.
 
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arturo

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They don't enforce the laws against blacked-out windows and dozens of others, so I won't be holding my breath.
Oh, do you mean the defensa law will be no more effective than the laws against dumping trash will nilly, blocking traffic to pick up and drop off carrito passengers at key intersections (e.g. Gomez/Kennedy, Tiradentes/Lincoln, etc. etc.), seat belt & other safety equipment?
 

melphis

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Most people only think about rear end collisions. Do you want to be t-boned by something with that kind of grill?
I don't want to be T-boned by anything. My current car will literally fold like a cheap rusted tent.
My ideal car here would be a H-1 with bush bars that would rival a mountain train.
 

CristoRey

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Passing laws that will never be enforced seems to be a pass time here that continues with all the governments.
Seems to keep them busy and helps justify all the government employees.
Exactamente!