Economy April 13, 2024 | 11:33 am

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Nearly half of all Dominican Republic vehicles are more than 17 years old

According to the DGII, the total number of vehicles registered in the fleet amounted to 5,810,888 by 2023.

The Dominican vehicle fleet is obsolete, as 49.6% is more than 17 years old, of which 37.1% (2,115,470) is more than 24 years old, according to the vehicle fleet report posted by the General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII).

For 2023, the total number of vehicles registered in the fleet amounted to 5,810,888. Vehicles older than five years of manufacture represent 89.3%. Meanwhile, the number of vehicles corresponding to 5 years or less of age or manufacture, range 2020-2024, represents 10.7%.

The number of automobiles registered in the vehicle fleet amounted to 1,122,336 units, of which 0.1% were manufactured in 2024, 0.2% in 2023, 51.3% between the periods 2001 and 2022, and the remaining 48.4% concentrated in 2000 and prior to this.

The total number of motorcycles amounted to 3,281,018. 61.3 percent corresponds to the 2001-2022 period, and 35.6 percent were manufactured before 2000.

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April 13, 2024 4:32 pm

For the price of used car people can buy apartments…I’m surprised fleet is not older …

Paul Tierney
April 14, 2024 7:47 am

What is not reported is guessing 70% or more of 17+ year old vehicles do not meet minimum safety standards, standards that are not enforced. Inspections?

April 14, 2024 11:32 am

What about all the old ragged unsecured overloaded minimal maintenance of trucks circulating public roads here not even talking about polluting pigs, tires and brake systems all criminal. This government could make millions of dollars just enforcing existing laws! But instead they put cops with radar guns every 10 miles and want to pull one over for 10 k over the seep limits.