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danceelite0

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Car accident info
« on: January 02, 2019, 10:06:16 AM »
Ok guys a vet here the Danceman needs info.  I rented a really nice SUV from a solo owner rental car company in santo domingo.  The car was damaged fairly extensively.  Ahmet refused to take the police report because they didn’t believe how the damage was done.  The rental car owner was there with me at Ahmet.  They had pulled some illegal action on me originally he took me to the airport and turned me over to one of his buddy Cestur cops who took my passport and they refused to let leave the country without the accident report.  Well after Ahmet refused to take the report I was taken back to the airport and booked on a later flight.  Dude had me verbally promise to send him 500 bucks WU when I got back home.  I had already given him 500 bills hopelly to cover the deductible.  I had no intention of giving him more and when I got home I didn’t send him a dime.  My question is this, I am coming in for the super bowel as I do every year.  Am I going to have a problem entering the country at customs when I come in or will I be detained when I am trying to leave?    I could use some experienced help here and I also know personally a rental company owner who I will reach to for his input.

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 10:15:18 AM »
sounds like they scammed you if it was legit they would have never let you leave the country with out paying . just don't go  back to that guy and rent bring an extra 1000. just in case and pay him and the police off . I never rent a car in the DR it not worth the risk

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 10:21:16 AM »
sounds like they scammed you if it was legit they would have never let you leave the country with out paying . just don't go  back to that guy and rent bring an extra 1000. just in case and pay him and the police off . I never rent a car in the DR it not worth the risk
Never Eva Eva Eva Eva rent a car in the DR.....way too much fuckery going on.

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 10:29:01 AM »
Why vacation with stress fam ?
Go somewhere else, and not worry about it.
How long ago did this happen ?

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 10:42:49 AM »
I really can't comment on your situation, but renting and driving a car in the DR is not that bad.  In all seriousness, you won't be scammed like that with US Car Rental agencies like Hertz, Avis, Budget, National...etc. Sure, they all want to stick you for additional insurance costs...but we all know that, because we all want to avoid those additional costs.  That said, we all know that driving in the DR is challenging. The odds are that you'll be fine 95% of the time...but there's always that 5% that can get you.

PS - I always rent a car in the DR and I always will because being able to see the entire coast, campos, cities or mountains when I visit is totally worth the "insured" risk.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2019, 11:20:17 AM by PapiViejo55-2 »
...I'm usually wrong...but that sh!t was great!

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 10:46:58 AM »
Met a guy who simply stopped at an accident to see  if everyone was ok, and he was cited as being at-fault for it... shit aint no joke, but theres alot of grey areas about the insurance coverages that no one seems to understand.. until i get a guarantee as to the coverages like here in the states. I wouldnt step foot behind the wheel..

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 11:49:27 AM »
I wouldn't worry about it. You would be like a needle in a haystack to them. I would fly in from a different airport. Punta Cana is only 2hrs away and I am sure those people are not looking for your 500. I do not have any local places you can rent a vehicle from, but if you strike up a convo with the dudes who work at Budget/Thrifty (soon as you clear customs), those guys know somebody that has a local rent a vehicle shop. Good luck.

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 12:30:16 PM »
I wouldn't rent a car period, unless you want to go thru the same shit as before!! It's just not worth the risk.... when you can have a local drive for you.

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 12:31:07 PM »
Yes I’ve been renting cars in the DR since 2004 I am never there without one, not having a car is not an optio.  The country is just too big, and I don’t scare easily.  This is my second accident in 15 years the first was with a budget rental and I totally the car in SD and with full coverage I paid nothing.   I was almost living there at the time and I did have to make three court appearances before the case was thrown.  I paid little to nothing.  Budget even covered the lawyers fee, though dude still burned me for about a 50buck propina.  This current accident happened about three weeks ago and yes I am flying into POP as opposed to SDQ where I had the problems before.  I just don’t know if the rental car owner has the ability to file some capture order in I attempt to return to the country.  I don’t intend to send him a dime and I am coming back for the super bowel. I will have his 5 bills with me but I will only pay if I am forced to.  I’ve given this dude 7 bills for a 2day rental, I feel he has already been well compensated if he didn’t insure his car then that should be on him.  The damn car was parked.

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 12:49:30 PM »
Met a guy who simply stopped at an accident to see  if everyone was ok, and he was cited as being at-fault for it... shit aint no joke, but theres alot of grey areas about the insurance coverages that no one seems to understand.. until i get a guarantee as to the coverages like here in the states. I wouldnt step foot behind the wheel..
Um no offense but that guy absolutely did not tell u the whole truth!
There is a lot of scammers and scams in the DR but this is just pure horseshit.

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 01:32:31 PM »
when ever you rent a car in dr rent from the airport and use an american express card because they give you full
imsuramce for the rental

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 01:39:34 PM »
Met a guy who simply stopped at an accident to see  if everyone was ok, and he was cited as being at-fault for it... shit aint no joke, but theres alot of grey areas about the insurance coverages that no one seems to understand.. until i get a guarantee as to the coverages like here in the states. I wouldnt step foot behind the wheel..
Um no offense but that guy absolutely did not tell u the whole truth!
There is a lot of scammers and scams in the DR but this is just pure horseshit.

No he could be right.  For the board, never stop at an accident in the DR.  I know this is some cold shit, but if an injury takes place and you as a gringo you are just driving by and stop and you cannot fully communicate in Spanish and have stopped you could be blamed.   Even though you had nothing to do with the accident. That scenario has happened to gringos before.  Its the DR.  Anything can happen.

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2019, 02:42:44 PM »
I was stopped from flying out of POP a few yrs ago and was forced to go all the way to Santo Domingo to clear my name. It was a case of mistaken identity but till this day I still have to carry this document they've given me in SDQ because I still get stopped at the airport. From that experience here is what I know.

1- They can simply put you on their version of no-fly list simply with your first and last name. That's how I was prevented from flying out. They had no other information on the guy they're really looking for except his first and last name.

2- Someone will need a court order (e.g. owner of the car) to prevent you from flying. He'll then submit that order to the Migration office in Santo Domingo and you'll be prevented from flying out.

3- Punta Cana is not connected to the rest of their systems so if you do get stopped you can probably head to Punta Cana and fly out from there. However, you're better off resolving the matter with the car owner instead, probably ends up being cheaper.

4- If you do end up resolving the issue with the car owner do realize that the issue will then need to be cleared with the Migration office so that you're removed from the list, don't simply hand over money to him.

Lets hope you're not on the list because whether you resolve the issue with the car owner or flee to Punta Cana it'll still be an expensive lesson.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2019, 06:04:36 PM by nyphalanx »

danceelite0

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2019, 03:05:12 PM »
Thanks Nyphalanx this is the info I needed!!! I knew there was some click to this to this mess.  Now I ll contact my X and she can contact her folks to see if I’m on that list. 

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Re: Car accident info
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2019, 05:39:35 PM »
Been through it and seen others go through it. If they can claim you owe them money and go to the fiscal and have the courts issue a judgement you will have an impediment de salida put on you. Once they had your passport they have your information . As mentioned if you do rectify the situation by any means you will want and need paperwork from the rental company saying all damages have been paid.

If not I am not sure on the Punta Cana airport not being connected so I can't comment on that but they will hold you up at immigration and make you settle things before you leave.

I never will rent a car in the DR. The small savings each time isn;t worth the headaches it can bring. Your lucky nobody was hurt or the case needs to be settled before you leave.

As a gringo your paying. If theres an accident your getting the blame. I know its against common sense and being a good person but if your in an accident in the DR it is not worse to leave and get caught later. There is no difference if your caught there or days later. If your not caught you pay property damage only. If theres human damages or even a death good luck. Better to use public transportation or hire a driver.

Before paying I would ask for a copy of the bills and all related documents to see if they have put impediment de salida on you. If not ask before paying. Then have a copy of payment and even ask for a paid receipt. You might not get a final paid receipt but you can wave the option of no more rentals and your coming soon back to sweeten the offer. Best advise I can give.

 


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