What to do if you inadvertently run over a person

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Taylor

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It is monthly, and your Insurance will NOT cover it.............
then it's approx $20,000 US, for the fine. Good to know what's at risk.

The jail part is much more difficult
 

Gadfly

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Example: If a crazy drunken dom yahoo chasing a rooster darts in front of a foreigner driving slow & defensively & the idiot gets run over, at no fault of the driver, that driver should stop & face the consequences ? In a kangaroo court ?
 

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Where does the option/benefit of "Casa del Conductor" come into this scenario?. Upon arrival here I was told in the event of an accident to get "there" as quickly as possible and that it was by law, an option after being involved in an accident. Anyone?
 

chicagoan14

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I once stopped for a body of a motorist that was run over earlier by somebody. I almost got lynched by his friends and family while still waiting for the police.
This was the "stupid and naiv" version of me 18 years ago. You do whatever you need to do. Should i ever run over anybody without whitnesses. I takie of !
If there are whitnesses, i take off and call the police and ask a friend of mine to call the police as well, just in case the police "forgets" about my call.
This is why most times people will check if you are okay and keep going. Because people know if you're there people will automatically assume you are at fault.
That's my only fear getting into accidents here because anything can happen especially being a foreigner. People come together and the groupthink takes over.
 

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Where does the option/benefit of "Casa del Conductor" come into this scenario?. Upon arrival here I was told in the event of an accident to get "there" as quickly as possible and that it was by law, an option after being involved in an accident. Anyone?
The Casa de Conductor offers living accommodations for those who have it and are involved in an accident.

Speaking of the devil, The Venezuelan woman who ran over the son of a politician is currently being held in Casa de Conductor. She was speeding at 11:30pm Saturday night, and waited until Monday morning to go to the Casa de Conductor, then lied about what happened when she got there.

She's 33, with an expired license and an expired passport ,in the country illegally and driving a 2018 Hyundai jeepeta.

I wonder how she supports herself.
 
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chicagoan14

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The Casa de Conductor offers living accommodations for those who have it and are involved in an accident.

Speaking of the devil, The Venezuelan woman who ran over the son of a politician is currently being held in Casa de Conductor. She was speeding at 11:30pm Saturday night, and waited until Monday morning to go to the Casa de Conductor, then lied about what happened when she got there.

She's 33, with an expired license and an expired passport ,in the country illegally and driving a 2018 Hyundai jeepeta.

I wonder how she supports herself.
I was curious about how or what they meant when they classified her as illegal. As in she had overstayed a visa from Venezeula or if she had arrived here without any documentation.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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The Casa de Conductor offers living accommodations for those who have it and are involved in an accident.

Speaking of the devil, The Venezuelan woman who ran over the son of a politician is currently being held in Casa de Conductor. She was speeding at 11:30pm Saturday night, and waited until Monday morning to go to the Casa de Conductor, then lied about what happened when she got there.

She's 33, with an expired license and an expired passport ,in the country illegally and driving a 2018 Hyundai jeepeta.

I wonder how she supports herself.
The oldest profession

Interestingly enough we have members that have stated it is fine to drive this way (ie no DL etc and illegal status). I believe the quote further up was something to the effect of "just come and drive and enjoy this beautiful country"
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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I was curious about how or what they meant when they classified her as illegal. As in she had overstayed a visa from Venezeula or if she had arrived here without any documentation.
You don't have to be Larry Kudlow to know that there was the big Venezuelan gold rush to DR in 17/18 where the DR accepted anything and anyone from the Big V.
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josh2203

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Interestingly enough we have members that have stated it is fine to drive this way (ie no DL etc and illegal status). I believe the quote further up was something to the effect of "just come and drive and enjoy this beautiful country"
Unless I have misunderstood something, I don't think so. The argument has been just not having DR residency/tourist visa, nothing else. No talk about having the actual driver's license or passport expired. That would be bad in my opinion and I would never do that. In the very past, I have driven with my perfectly valid EU license and with my perfectly valid EU passport with an expired DR tourist visa, nothing more, nothing less...
 

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I must say, walking around the city like I do I am surprised that there are not a whole lot more pedestrians getting hit. Most drivers will slow and give you a "go ahead and walk" hand signal to cross. However, some blind turns and woman lurching out of parking spaces at shopping centers is an orthopedic surgeons dream.
 

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I was wondering. What happens if your vehicle has a problem, for example you have a tyre blowout and you accidently kill someone. So it is an accident which isn't your fault, but someone dies. Do you still get locked up?

I was chatting about this today, and we agreed Uber and using taxis are way the best bets for foreigners here (at least those of us who live in the capital)
 

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I was wondering. What happens if your vehicle has a problem, for example you have a tyre blowout and you accidently kill someone. So it is an accident which isn't your fault, but someone dies. Do you still get locked up?

I was chatting about this today, and we agreed Uber and using taxis are way the best bets for foreigners here (at least those of us who live in the capital)
If your car was standing still and someone dies you would still get locked up................
 

MariaRubia

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I must admit the other day I was in an Uber and he ran a red light, got stopped and the Amet was asking for my ID. No way was I giving it, I wasn't driving, not even in the front of the car. I got the impression that he was more interested in fining the gringa if he possibly could than fining the Uber driver.
 
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