The new measures include raising awareness for victims of traffic incidents and tightening sanctions for private vehicles and public transport.
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To improve road safety and combat impunity for injuries and deaths in vehicle traffic, the capital’s government has decided to tighten road safety Traffic rules in CDMX and start the cyclist protection plan. According to Andrés Lajous Loaeza, Minister for Mobility:
“The aim is to combat impunity in relation to cases and traffic incidents that have already occurred and affect victims and victims’ families. We are talking about impunity for the traffic offenses committed and impunity for the operation of public transport when it is out of order. “
It is worth noting that this program has been carried out taking into account the conversations that have been held with various road safety organizations and with relatives of victims of road incidents. Thanks to this, the new actions provide for the following
1. Paying attention to victims and following up on cases
At this point the creation of a maintenance protocol for traffic incidents is considered. as well as the participation of the CDMX Attorney General (FGJ), the Mobility Secretariat (Semovi), the Citizen Security Secretariat (SSC) and the CDMX Center for Command, Control, Computation, Communication and Citizen Contact (C5).
This includes the establishment of the Inter-Agency Monitoring Commission to maintain the “monitoring of the care and status of cases derived from a traffic incident based on the competencies of each agency”. The review of road safety issues will also continue and sanctions will be tightened.
2. Violations of drivers and tightening of traffic rules
In this second part the reform of the CDMX traffic rules was proposed. One of the best-known modifications concerns the breathalyzer. This eliminates the possibility of the perpetrator’s companion removing the vehicle so that the car drives straight to the corral.
Foreign vehicles with more than four unattended sentences are also sent to warehouses. On the other hand, an operation called a carousel is performed. This will be responsible for monitoring the speed control and will be carried out on 27 streets in the capital of the country from Friday to Sunday.
3. More regulation of public transport
On this last point, legal reform related to insurance is being considered. The purpose is for all public transport to be protected by third parties. In addition, sanctions against public transport drivers who are involved in traffic incidents are being considered. Penalties include license cancellations, revocation of the concession, and suspensions of up to 30 days.
According to the secretary, these measures include the involvement of various road safety institutions, a reform of traffic rules and two legislative reforms that will be presented to the Mexico City Congress.