The controversy over the cap on speeding fines returns, now in the Senate

The controversy over the cap on speeding fines returns, now in the Senate

The controversy over setting a cap on fines for speeding within the project Accountability seems not to have settled in the treatment in the Chamber of Deputies since a group of senators from the National Party and from Town meeting plan to return to the fray with the issue during the debate in the Senate.

In the lower house, the deputies had incorporated into the project an initiative of the legislator of Town meeting (AC), Alvaro Perronewhich fixed the maximum value for the fines for speeding in 5 UR (resettable units), leaving almost 8,000 pesos.

The measure aroused criticism from both the Sucive and the mayors who considered that Parliament does not have the right to legislate in this area. And the changes were buried, at least until now.

The senator and leader of Town meeting, Guido Manini Rios, anticipated in dialogue with Radio Oriental, which will insist on the issue. “The amounts that are applied today of up to 15 UR, about 24,000 pesos, are excessive amounts.” “We are talking about national routes that are in the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP). We do not understand that pass so that it may be considered by the Congress of Mayors when it is in the national orbit”, he said.

From the National Party (PN), the senators Rodrigo Blaswho chairs the Integrated Budget Committee with the Treasury, and sebastian da silva they also have their plans to modify the ceiling of the fines for speeding.

Blás, in addition to setting a maximum charge, will propose to separate the charge from the fines of the payment of the license plates. The objective is to ensure that drivers pay the tax since it is one of the main revenues of the municipalities.

Da Silva, who in the midst of the controversy over the fines In Deputies he even said that he did not respect the maximum speeds, he will propose that the radars, within a period of 180 days, all have the speed display. “In this way, the role of speed is fulfilled, but not slavery. They are friendly radars, they educate. It is to take care of traffic and not for collection, it is not something that appears hidden,” he told El Observador.

What are the current values ​​of speeding tickets?

With the new fixed radar system implemented this month by the Ministry of Transport and Public Worksthe scale of fines for speeding it looked like this:

  • 5 UR (7,988 pesos) if the excess is 20 km/h.
  • 8 UR (12,781 pesos) if the excess is between 21 and 30 km/h.
  • 12 UR (19,171 pesos) if the excess is between 31 km and double the allowed limit.
  • 15 UR (23,964 pesos) if the excess speed exceeds twice what is allowed.

Source: Ambito

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