The Consumer Price Index for June 2016, published by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), was -0.88%. In that percentage, as established by the Traffic Law, Traffic fines will be reduced from January 1st, 2017.
Under this scenario, the highest fine for violations of Article 143 of the Road Traffic Act, such as U – turns in areas where it is forbidden, exceeding cornering or driving under certain levels of alcohol will go from ¢309,574.47 to ¢306,850.21.
According to Carlos Rivas, Legal Director of the Road Safety Council (COSEVI), the lowest fines, which are currently in ¢ 22,187.93, corresponding to Article 147 of the Road Traffic Act, shall be reduced by ¢ 195.25.
Behaviors such as disrespecting the vehicle restrictions, or not using footbridges, in the case of passersby, are examples of this type of fine.
In all cases, the observed values are based on the result of subtracting 0.88% from the current amounts.
The amounts are already in force, since they were published in the Judicial Gazette on Tuesday.
These resources are used by COSEVI to invest in equipment for traffic police, road safety devices, such as district or pedestrian bridges and road safety campaigns, both in schools and in the media.