Vehicles currently in circulation will have one year from this Monday, September 4, to comply with the regulation, while new vehicles marketed immediately will have to leave the dealership with the license plate already marked.
Prevent theft and reduce illegal sales of auto parts in the country. That is the goal of changing the Traffic regulations which came into force this Monday, September 4th Drivers must engrave the vehicle’s license plate on the windshield, windows and side rearview mirrors.
This new provision provides for different deadlines for compliance with the measure. The Vehicles currently in traffic have one year from this Monday to comply with the regulationwhile the vNew vehicles that are put on the market immediately must leave the dealership with the license plate already marked.
As the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications explained, Juan Carlos Muñoz”Come on Vehicle owners have 12 months to engrave the license plates already on their property and the new ones must leave with that license plate already engraved on each of the affected windows.“.
The amendment to the traffic law is intended to prevent theft and reduce the illegal sale of vehicles
Part of this modification is looking prevent the sale of stolen motor vehicles, increase penalties for those who drive with concealed license plates, for example, and increase this categorization to “very serious offense.”.
In this context, various obligations are also laid down for manufacturers and automobile companies when marketing vehicles. The Undersecretary of State for Crime Prevention, Eduardo Vergaraalso explained this with this lawIt is a criminal offense to travel with a false license plate or with any type of light or device that prevents it from being seen..
“They are new tools for a violent robbery that continues to be a major concern for the government,” the undersecretary said.
“Now engrave the license plate on the window and rearview mirror It will become another mandatory element and will be added to the protocol that we already have with the technical testing companies. If the car does not meet the requirements, it cannot go through the certification process.”, he showed.
What fines and sanctions are there?
The changes to the Traffic regulations which comes into force this Monday, Penalties for vehicle theft are increased from moderate to maximum to minor prison sentences.
Aside from that, establishes the suspension of the driver’s license or the inability to obtain it for up to 5 years. In the event that a vehicle is being driven If the license plate is incorrect, altered or corresponds to another stolen license plate, the fine is 50 to 100 UTM.
In this sense, they will prevail new bans and fines for using, installing and/or driving with lights or bulbs that are not permitted by law or go beyond this.
Se It will also ban the sale and loading of fuel into motor vehicles that do not have a front or rear license plate, where this will be punishable by a fine of 10 to 100 UTM. for the Dealer or gas station owner that do not comply with this provision.
What are the reasons for vehicle removal?
This change adds a number of grounds for decommissioning vehicles and disposing of them in local police courts.
Among some is the Not current technical inspection certificates, lack of an individual homologation certificate, driving with a license plate not visible, in poor condition or with a falsified or deleted vehicle identification number (VIN) or engine.
The range of fines will be increased in some cases and Law 20.931 on the effective application of penalties for robbery, theft and reception will be adjusted.
The Criminal Code is amended to include: An aggravating circumstance in the case of theft and robbery is that it can be carried out using a vehicle without a license plate or in secret.
In addition, the use of dark or tinted windows or the use of any other practice, technique, procedure, tool, device or other condition that affects it will have an aggravating effect.