Good news: a reduction in the fines of the Traffic Act is in force since January 1st.
Based on the Price Index published each June by the National Institute of Statistics and Census, the Judiciary must calculate the amount of traffic fines governing the following year, from the first day of January.
The CPI in June was -0.88%, so this is the first time there is a reduction in the cost of the fines, after the effective date of Law in October 2012.
In this context, the highest fine for violations of Article 143 of the Traffic Law, as advancing cornering or driving over 120 km/h, went from ¢309,574.47 to ¢306,850.21.
According to Carlos Rivas, Legal Director of the Road Safety Council, the lower fine is ¢22,187.93, corresponding to a violation of Article 147 of the Road Traffic Act. This was reduced by ¢ 19,525, which includes offenses such as traffic restrictions.
The figures are based on the result of subtracting 0.88% from the current amounts.