The keys to the new traffic law


Definitely approved

Agencies | EiTB Media

Except for some very specific measure, the law will not enter into force until three months after its publication in the BOE.

The reform of the traffic law, which Congress has definitively approved this Thursday, aims to review the infractions that lead to the loss of points and emphasizes the behaviors behind the wheel that are considered more dangerous today, such as talk with the mobile at the wheel.

Except for some very specific measure, the law will not enter into force until three months after its publication in the BOE.

These are the keys contained in the new law:

– Increase from 3 to 6 points to detract by drive hand holding the mobile. The fine of 200 euros and a 3-point penalty is maintained if the offender uses the mobile, but does not have it in hand.

Throwing objects onto the road or nearby that could cause fires or accidents entails the loss of 6 points (before 4).

– The points that are lost for overtaking, endangering or hindering cyclists or without leaving the minimum separation of 1.5 meters.

– The points to be deducted go up from three to four for using or not doing it properly the seat belt, child restraint systems, helmet and other protective elements.

– It is punishable by three points to possess in the vehicle detection mechanisms for radars or kinemometers and not just its use as it was before.

– Loss of three points for keeping tight between the helmet and the user’s head mobile phone devices while driving.

– It is unified within a period of two years the time that will have to elapse without committing infractions to recover the 12 point opening balance, as long as the entire balance has not been lost.

The possibility that cars and motorcycles could exceed the generic speed limits on conventional roads by 20 km / h when they overtake other vehicles is eliminated.

– Mandatory helmet use for users of personal mobility vehicles, such as scooters.

– Personal mobility vehicles and bicycles and cycles may not circulate on sidewalks and other pedestrian areas.

– From July 6, 2022, the incorporation of immobilizer breathalyzers in passenger transport vehicles (for example, school buses). Failure to comply is a very serious offense (500 euros).

– It is also considered a very serious offense “to breach the rules on auxilio on public roads “, which carries a fine of 500 euros.

– It is added as a minor offense (up to 100 euros) for “breaching the obligation of drivers to be at all times in a position to control their vehicle.”

– You can recover 2 points of the card for the completion of driving courses safe certified by the DGT. However, the recovery of these points will not be effective until the regulation of the conditions that such courses must meet.

– Use unauthorized intercom devices in driving tests It will be considered a very serious offense, sanctioned with 500 euros and 6 months without being able to appear again.

– People and merchandise transport companies will be able to access the drivers registry online to find out if their workers’ driving license is valid or not. It will only be reported in red (not in force) or green (in force).

– It may be established awareness and sensitization courses to obtain a driver’s permit or license, which may also be taught online as long as interaction is ensured through a virtual classroom.

Zero alcohol rate for minors old drivers of any vehicle.

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