Local August 25, 2022 | 10:11 am

CITIZEN COMPLAINTS: Indiscriminate traffic fines

On the left, a DIGESETT agent imposing a contravention. On the right, Brigadier General Ramón Antonio Guzmán Peralta, PN

Recently, drivers have been increasing complaints because DIGESETT police officers are allegedly imposing fines indiscriminately for alleged violations of traffic regulations.

Without having previously initiated an educational campaign on the content of Law 63-17 on Mobility, Land Transportation, Transit, and Road Safety of the Dominican Republic, DIGESETT agents seem to have been thrown into the streets to detect “violations.”

“They seem to be more interested in capturing money for the DIGESETT through fines than in organizing traffic conditions that are becoming more and more chaotic,” expressed an indignant driver loudly, who was issued a citation when trying to avoid violating a red traffic light; he ended up stopping on top of one of the stripes of a crosswalk.

The DIGESETT is now an agency of the National Police, headed by Brigadier General Ramon Antonio Guzman Peralta, PN.

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August 25, 2022 11:45 am

totally true… I got a ticket for running a red light when it was green so I installed video on my car… I love when I get stopped now and they try to lie

Paul Tierney
August 25, 2022 3:58 pm

Indiscriminate traffic fines may be an issue. The issues needing to be addressed are selective traffic fines. The officers issue fines for simple violations such as not using seat belts or parking infractions. More police attention has to be focused on fines for DUI, high speed violations, frequent lane changes, or running stop lights. However, the latter infractions require the police to give chase on most occasions, How often has any one of us posters seen the police give chase? Suspect it is rarely.

It is the give chase infractions and similar that add to the terrible risk bundle that makes the RD the most unsafe country in the world for traffic deaths.

August 25, 2022 6:16 pm

No plates, no lights, total chaos…everyone running red light and stop signs…God is real, and He exists…Dominican republic is perfect example of His presence… ??