This Wednesday, May 17, 2023, cars with red sticker plates, at ends 3 and 4, cannot travel through CDMX and EDOMEX, as marked by Hoy No Circula.
Vehicular movement measures to reduce polluting gases are implemented and monitored by the agencies in charge of the environment of Mexico City and the State of Mexico, the latter being effective only in some municipalities.
How the Hoy No Circula Program Works in CDMX and EDOMEX
According to the CDMX Environment Secretariat (SEDEMA), the main objective of the Hoy No Circula program is to prevent, reduce and control the emission of pollutants from vehicles operating in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico (ZMVM).
Thus, the program applies to all vehicles that are broadcast in ZMVM, regardless of the origin of the license plate or registration of the car.
For one day a week and two Saturdays a month, there are limits for cars with holograms 1 and 2 and operating through CDMX and EDOMEX, according to the calendar. Thus, the Hoy No Circula is implemented by 16 mayors of the city and some municipalities of the State of Mexico.
If your vehicle has more than one numerical series, the number to be considered will be the last of the first series as per the application criteria for license plates in the programme.
In which municipalities of EDOMEX does the Hoy No Circula apply?
In the case of EDOMEX, the Hoy No Circula program does not apply throughout its territory, as there are only 18 suburban municipalities that make it effective:
- zaragoza’s extremity
- Cocalco de Berriozabal
- Cuautitlan Izcalli
- acatepec de morelos
- juarez’s design
- nicholas romero
- hawk’s talnepantla
- Chalco Canyon
What time does Hoy No Circula start in CDMX, EDOMEX and Megalopolis?
Hoy no circula indicates that vehicles, according to the calendar and whatever the origin of their registration, must not operate on one day during the week and two Saturdays each month from 05:00 to 22:00.
How much is the penalty for not honoring the Hoy no Circula program in CDMX and EDOMEX
And if the program is not respected and the relevant authorities identify the vehicle, the fine that must be paid will be 20 to 30 times the Measurement and Update Unit (UMA), which equates to 1,924.40 pesos or up to 2,886.60 pesos. Is.
Which cars are exempt from the Hoy No Circula program?
SEDEMA indicates that there are exceptions to the program, as the following vehicles are exempt:
- Use Electric, Hybrid or Natural Gas
- Hologram 0’s and 00’s
- who has a plate for disabled people
- Urban transport services (includes funeral services)
- school or passenger transportation
- for public safety and/or civil defense
Which states of Mexico include the megalopolis
The megalopolis is the central region of the country and includes the states of Mexico (other municipalities), Hidalgo, Morelos, Puebla, Querétaro and Tlaxcala. Through an agreement, these states use the same vehicle approval as the ZMVM.
Therefore, according to the Hoy No Circula program, cars from those states may be circulated with the same holograms and restrictions that apply to CDMX and EDOMEX vehicles, as long as there is current verification of their status.
Today it does not operate on Saturday, how to interpret the calendar
As in Holograms 1 and 2, but with the addition of one day a week, Hoy no Circula extends to two Saturdays a month, depending on the expiration of the license plates.
If the car’s license plate ends in an odd number, it will rest on the first and third Saturdays of the month; Whereas if it is even then it will be second and fourth.
On the other hand, cars with Hologram 2 cannot operate through ZMVM on any Saturday of the month.