Digesett

Dominican Transit Police

Dominican transit police is known as Digesett ( Dirección General de Seguridad de Tránsito y Transporte Terrestre). They are spread throughout the island, literally everywhere. They were known before as AMET agents, the previous acronym term for their institution.

We included them in the emergency and security pages of the Access Passport because they are the most useful resource if you find yourself in an accident or a situation where a traffic agent can come in handy.

The Digesett agent is also the one that will issue a fine if you break the law, so always use your seat belt as soon as you start the car, never run a red light, and always follow standard driving procedures so everyone is safe and you do not get fined.

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You can verify your fines status online, using your ID, also vehicles status and information on vehicle recovery, including motorcycles.

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In the Dominican Republic, the law that regulates transit is #241, and it follows standard international requirements with local variations. The speed limits are set based on location, type of vehicle and road condition, as explained below.

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This is the list of the most common driving infractions committed by drivers in the Dominican Republic, and law articles that punish them and the fine amounts to pay.
  • Do not cross through the bridges for pedestrians Law 241 art. 101- literal A RD$1,000.00
  • Driving a vehicle with excess passengers Law 241 art. 104 RD$1,000.00
  • Transporting more than two passengers in the front seat Law 241 art. 105-Literal A RD$1,000.00
  • Not having the Revista label of authorized stickers Law 241 art. 110-Literal D RD$1,000.00
  • Transport packages that prevent easy rear vision to the driver Law 241 art. 120-Literal A RD$1,000.00
  • Tinted Windows Law 241 art. 120- literal A and 156 RD$1,000.00
  • Not stopping when a school vehicle is loading or unloading a passenger Law 241 art. 122 RD$1,000.00
  • Throw waste on public roads Law 241 art. 130-Literal A RD$1,000.00
  • Stand on the road to offer sales of products of any kind, Law 241 art. 130-Literal H RD$1,000.00
  • Circulate in opposition to the orders and signals of the transit agent Law 241 art. 133-Literal B RD$1,000.00
  • Transit without Helmet, Law 241 art. 135-Literal C RD$1,000.00
  • Transit without license plate labels or expired one, Law 241 art. 13-Literal A RD$1,000.00
  • Transit with lights off, Law 241 art. 143 RD$1,000.00
  • Travel with high beams on lighted streets, Law 241 art. 144-Literal C RD$1,000.00
  • Not having a red light ( stop lights) on the back, Law 241 art. 145 RD$1,000.00
  • Not having directional lights, Law 241 art. 146-Literal A RD$1,000.00
  • Travel in a vehicle with steering wheel on the right, Law 114-99 art. 5 RD$1,000.00
  • Not having a windshield Law 241 art. 157 RD$1,000.00
  • No rear view mirror Law 241 art. 158 RD$1,000.00
  • Producing unnecessary noise Law 241 art. 162 RD$1,000.00
  • Not having an exhaust pipe silencer Law 241 art. 162-Literal A RD$1,000.00
  • No red flags, tarps and other security measures (cargo related) Law 241 art. 164 RD$1,000.00
  • Transit without emergency kit Law 241 art. 164 RD$1,000.00
  • Transport cargo that protrudes more than authorized in the front Law 241 art. 171-Number 2 RD$1,000.00
  • Transporting passengers in cargo vehicles Law 241 art. 174 RD$1,000.00
  • Prohibitions on license plates and license plates Law 241 art. 27 RD$1,000.00
  • Travel without license plate Law 241 art. 27-Number 4 RD$1,000.00
  • Addition in plates Law 241 art. 27-Number 9 RD$1,000.00
  • Driving without carrying a license Law 241 art. 29 RD$1,000.00
  • Driving with an expired license Law 241 art. 40 RD$1,000.00
  • Driving with a lower category license with a learning permit or photocopy Law 241 art. 47 RD$1,000.00
  • Immediate notification to the police Law 241 art. 54 RD$1,000.00
  • False information Law 241 art. 57 RD$1,000.00
  • Reverse obstructing traffic Law 241 art. 72 RD$1,000.00
  • Not giving right of way to emergency vehicles Law 241 art. 74-Literal H RD$1,000.00
  • Prohibited turn / U-turn Law 241 art. 76-Literal C RD$1,000.00
  • Parking on the sidewalk and prohibited places Law 241 art. 81 RD$1,000.00
  • Obstruct the pedestrian crossing Law 241 art. 81-Number 4 RD$1,000.00
  • Take or dismount passenger in prohibited areas Law 241 art. 83 RD$1,000.00
  • Parking at bus stops Law 241 art. 83-Number 5 RD$1,000.00
  • Obstruct traffic Law 241 art. 88 RD$1,000.00
  • Violate traffic signs Law 241 art. 97 RD$1,000.00
  • Violate the STOP sign Law 241 art. 97-Literal A RD$1,000.00
  • Travel in the opposite way Law 241 art. 97-Literal D RD$1,000.00
  • Park next to the curb painted yellow Law 241 art. 98 RD$1,000.00
  • No Refractive strip Law 241 art.149 RD$1,000.00
  • Not having insurance or having it expired  Law 146 art. 02 RD$1,000.00
  • Traveling through prohibited places Law 214 art. 01 1,000.00
  • Transit without license plate Law 513-69 RD$1,000.00
  • Traveling with children in front seats Law 241 art. 106 RD$1,667.00
  • Traveling without a belt (buckled up) Law 241 art. 6, Law 114-99 RD$1,667.00
  • Driving at excessive speed Law 241 art. 61 RD$1,667.00
  • Reckless Driving Law 241 art. 65 RD$1,667.00
  • Driving while intoxicated Law 241 art. 93, art.131 RD$1,667.00
  • Violating the Red Light Law 241 art. 96 literal b RD$1,667.00
  • Talking on the cell phone while driving Law 143, art. 1 RD$1,667.00

 

Vehicle Recovery Information

VEHICLE RECOVERY REQUIREMENTS

  • Fine payment (receipt from BANRESERVAS BANK, 3 copies)
  • Registration (3 copies)
  • Driver's License (3 copies)
  • Goverment ID (3 copies)
  • Insurance (3 copies)

IN CASE THE REGISTRATION IS NOT IN THE NAME OF THE PERSON RECOVERING:

  • Fine Payment (BANRESERVAS Receipt 3 copies)
  • Registration (3 copies)
  • Legalized Act of Sale (3 copies)
  • Driver's License (3 copies)
  • Goverment ID (3 copies)
  • Insurance (3 copies)

IF THE REGISTRATION IS IN THE NAME OF A COMPANY

  • Fine Payment (BANRESERVAS BANK Receipt, 3 copies
  • Registration (3 copies)
  • Letter from the Company authorizing delivery to person X, must be stamped, signed and sealed.
  • Driver's License (3 copies)
  • Government ID (3 copies)
  • Insurance (3 copies)

IF YOU HAVE AN EXHIBITION PLATE

  • Fine Payment (BANRESERVAS BANK Receipt, 3 copies)
  • Original Exhibition Plate waxed and sealed
  • Driver's License (3 copies)
  • Government ID (3 copies)
  • Insurance (3 copies)

IN CASE THE REGISTRATION IS NOT IN THE NAME OF THE PERSON

  • Fine Payment (BANRESERVAS BANK Receipt, 3 copies)
  • Original Registration
  • Vehicle recovery background certificate (From the Stolen Vehicles Department, Plan Piloto)
  • Driver's License (3 copies)
  • ID of the Person in whose name the registration is (3 copies)
  • Insurance (3 copies)
  • Approval of Superiors

NOTE: ALL VEHICLES MUST BE IN PERFECT CONDITION, AS WELL AS, IN ITS PROPER PLACE ITS LICENSE PLATE OR DISPLAY PLATE, TIRES, FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS.

REQUIREMENTS TO REMOVE MOTORCYCLES, IF YOU ARE THE OWNER

  • Fine payment (receipt from BANRESERVAS BANK, 3 copies)
  • Registration (3 copies)
  • Driver's License (3 copies)
  • Government ID (3 copies)
  • Insurance (3 copies)

IF YOU ARE NOT THE OWNER

  • Fine Payment (BANRESERVAS BANK Receipt, 3 copies)
  • Registration in the name of the Owner (3 copies)
  • Power of Attorney or Act of Sale Legalized and Notarized (3 copies)
  • Driver's License (3 copies)
  • Government ID (3 copies)
  • Insurance (3 copies)

IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT

  • Police Report
  • Delivery Authorization from the Traffic Prosecutor's Office
  • Registration (3 copies)
  • Driver's License (3 copies)
  • Government ID (3 copies)
  • Insurance (3 copies)

NOTE: ALL MOTORCYCLES MUST BE IN PERFECT CONDITION, AS WELL AS, IN ITS PROPER PLACE ITS LICENSE PLATE OR DISPLAY PLATE, TIRES, FRONT AND REAR LIGHTS.

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Dominican Republic Speed Limits

The DR security plan of President Luis Abinader contemplates the reduction of traffic accidents in the most critical points, for which it will equip agents of the Dominican Transit Police (Digesett) with devices to control speeds.

Law 63-17 on Mobility, Land Transport, Traffic and Road Safety in the Dominican Republic is the one that establishes speed limits. In the residential urban area, it indicates that it is from 30 to 60 km/h on the avenues.

In the rural area it is 60 kilometers per hour, in the school zone, corresponding to schools, colleges, universities and other educational centers, 20 km/h. Also included in this limit are the areas destined for churches and cemeteries.

While, in tunnels, overpasses and underpasses, it must not exceed 60 kilometers per hour; on roads, highways and highways it will be established by the Ministry of Public Works and Communications without exceeding 120 km/h.

At toll stations, in the direction of payment it will be 10 kilometers per hour and in the direction of non-payment it will be 40 km/h. The legislation prohibits drivers of vehicles for school use to travel at more than 50 kilometers per hour.

Law 63-17 establishes that the speed of a motor vehicle must be regulated taking into account the width, traffic, use and conditions of the public highway.

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Exceptions

However, there is an exception as to who can exceed the maximum speed limits. These are motor vehicles intended for emergency services, but with consideration for the safety of people and public and private property, and provided that they give warning with alarm devices.

Slow speed

In addition to the maximum limits, it is prohibited to drive, without justification, at a speed so slow that it impedes or obstructs the normal and reasonable movement of traffic. Specially when emergency vehicles need to drive faster, the Dominican Transit Police will make sure you give them right of way, or you will be fined.

 

DIGESETT MAIN HEADQUARTERS
Tel.: (809) 686-6520 ext. 313 y 253
Dirección: Ave. Expreso V Centenario esq. San Martín, Santo Domingo, DR
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