After this Wednesday the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, announced a sixth extension of the deadline for the legalization of chocolate cars, the Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors (AMDA) did not agree with the decision and accused corruption around the command.
The order will legalize what was illegal in 3 months, said the association that brings together sellers of more than 62 car brands.
From March 1, to September 26, the decree allowed 1,803,058 chocolate cars to get license plates, an amount of almost 100,000 units exceeded the registration of new units sold in the same period.
According to the SSPC, the regularization contributes to the improvement of public safety by including these vehicles in the Public Vehicle Registry (Repuve), which allows owners to identify and prevent their use in prohibited activities.
However, Guillermo Rosales Zárate, executive president of AMDA, rejected the argument in the statements offered today and even accused corruption: “The reason for extending such an order is that these units are not used illegally activities when in fact the criminals are mostly using stolen new model cars.”
“And this is without mentioning the corruption that continues to dominate officials at all levels in allowing illegal entry into the country, circulation in urban areas and roads under federal jurisdiction, as well as the sale of flea markets and city streets,” he criticized.
The head of Citizen Security pointed out that the collection of 1.8 million vehicles resulted in the collection of more than 4,507 million pesos, funds allocated for paving the streets in different states of the country.
Rodríguez Velázquez also emphasized that the effort will not only contribute to the improvement of transportation routes, but also technological and security improvements are being made to the hologram of the Public Vehicle Registry (Repuve) to strengthen vehicle identification.