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The new Traffic Law will come into force on March 21: what changes and how it hardens after the modifications

The new traffic law has reached the BOE, after its approval by Congress on December 3. The published text includes the entry into force of the new legislation, harder with the system of deduction of points in the driver’s license.

So, as of March 21 several of the infractions will lead to greater loss of points. We are going to tell you how the entry into force will take place, what changes and how the sanctions remain after the modifications of this law.

March 21, 2022 comes into force

Page 304 of the BOE reflects the modification of the text of the Law on Traffic, Circulation of Motor Vehicles and Road Safety, approved in 2015 and whose modification has arrived today at the BOE. This modification reviews the infractions that entail loss of points and toughens said sanctions, among which is lose double points for using the mobile.

The new Traffic Law will come into force on March 21, the date on which they will be able to fine you more harshly

The text reflects that “this Law will enter into force three months after its publication in the Official State Gazette”, therefore On March 21, 2022, the new law will come into force, with the pertinent modifications to its text.

“The object of the reform is mainly focused on the review of infractions that detract points; the recognition that the passing of safe and efficient driving courses has for road safety; the updated treatment of professional driving; and the unification of two years of the period that has to elapse to recover the initial balance of points after the sanctions are final. ” State official newsletter.

What changes with the new traffic law

With the new Traffic Law the main changes come in the detraction of points. Driving using a mobile phone goes from being a penalty of 3 to 6 points, fines for throwing objects on the road rise from 4 to 6 points, as well as overtaking cyclists without minimum separation.

The new law reviews the points to be deducted: there will be a greater loss of points for existing infractions

The points to be discounted by do not use or misuse the helmet, seat belt or child restraint systems, from 3 to 4. Using or possessing radar detection mechanisms is also punishable by three points. Use the mobile between the helmet and the driver’s head now it is also sanctioned with three points.

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One of the most important changes with this new Law is the end of overtaking on conventional roads exceeding the road limit by 20 km / h. It will no longer be possible to overtake above said limit, one of the most controversial measures after the new legislation.

The time that we must be without breaking the law to recover the 12 points is unified in a period of two years. We can recover up to 2 points with DGT courses

The time that will elapse without committing infractions is unified within a period of two years to recover the initial balance of 12 points, provided that all the balance has not been lost. It will be possible to recover up to 2 points with safe driving courses certified by the DGT.

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The law also states that, as of July 6, 2022, passenger transport vehicles will have to incorporate an anti-start breathalyzer, under a very serious infringement of 500 euros in case of not doing so.

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These are the fines and restrictions for electric scooters after the new Traffic Law

With the entry into force of this law The circulation of personal mobility vehicles is also prohibited on sidewalks and other pedestrian areas. The obligation to wear a helmet is also imposed, under a penalty of 200 euros.

A few small technological brushstrokes

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The new law includes two modifications referring to the digital world. First, freight and transport companies will be able to access a driver’s registry online (still under development) to find out if your workers’ driving licenses are valid or not. There will be no access to confidential data, just information on whether or not they have the legal capacity to drive.

Similarly, in order to obtain a driving license or license, awareness and sensitization courses may be established, which “may also be taught online as long as interaction is ensured through a virtual classroom.” The door does not open to a 100% online card, but yes to official courses through the internet.

This is how the penalties for points remain after the new Law

POINTS

DRIVING WITH A RATE OF ALCOHOL HIGHER THAN THE REGULATORY ESTABLISHED

6 points (0.50 mg / l in exhaled air)
4 points (greater than 0.25 mg / l in exhaled air)

DRIVING WITH THE PRESENCE OF DRUGS IN THE BODY

6 points

BREACH THE OBLIGATION TO SUBMIT TO THE TESTS FOR THE DETECTION OF ALCOHOL OR THE PRESENCE OF DRUGS IN THE ORGANISM

6 points

DRIVING IN A TEMERARY WAY, DRIVING IN A DIRECTION OPPOSITE TO THE ESTABLISHED OR PARTICIPATING IN UNAUTHORIZED RACES OR COMPETITIONS

6 points

DRIVE VEHICLES THAT HAVE RADAR INHIBITORS INSTALLED

6 points

EXCESS OF MORE THAN 50% IN DRIVING TIMES OR MINORATION OF 50% IN REST TIMES ESTABLISHED IN THE LEGISLATION ON LAND TRANSPORTATION

6 points

PARTICIPATION IN PLACEMENT OF ELEMENTS THAT ALTER THE TACHOGRAPH OR SPEED LIMITER

6 points

USE, HOLDING WITH YOUR HAND, MOBILE PHONES WHILE DRIVING

6 points

THROWING OBJECTS THAT MAY CAUSE FIRE OR ACCIDENTS INTO THE ROAD OR ITS IMMEDIATION

6 points

BREACH THE LEGAL PROVISIONS ON PASSAGE PREFERENCE AND THE OBLIGATION TO STOP IN THE EVENT OF A STOP, GIVE THE PASSAGE AND RED LIGHT

4 points

ADVANCE PUTTING CYCLISTS IN DANGER WITHOUT LEAVING THE MINIMUM CLEARANCE OF 1.5 METERS

4 points

DO NOT RESPECT THE SIGNS OR ORDERS OF THE TRAFFIC AUTHORITY

6 points

DO NOT KEEP A SAFETY DISTANCE FROM THE VEHICLE PRIOR TO YOU

4 points

DO NOT USE OR NOT USE PROPERLY THE BELT, HELMET AND OTHER PROTECTIVE ELEMENTS

4 points

DRIVING WITH A PERMIT OR LICENSE THAT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO DO IT

4 points

DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORIZATION TO DRIVE SUSPENDED

4 points

PERFORM THE REVERSING MANEUVER ON THE HIGHWAY AND HIGHWAY

4 points

MAKE THE CHANGE OF MEANING IN BREACH OF THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN THIS LAW

3 points

DRIVE USING ANY TYPE OF AUDIO HELMET OR HEADPHONE CONNECTED TO RECEIVING DEVICES OR SOUND PLAYERS THAT REDUCE ATTENTION TO CANDUCTION

3 points

DRIVE VEHICLES WITH RADAR DETECTION MECHANISMS OR CINEMOMETERS

3 points

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE LEGAL PROVISIONS ON PASSING PUTTING IN DANGER OR HINDING THOSE WHO MOVE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION AND PASSING IN PLACES OR CIRCUMSTANCES OF REDUCED VISIBILITY

4 points

This is how the penalties with points deduction will remain as of March 21. Until that date, the Traffic Law, despite the approval of the modification of the text, will continue as before, with the new sanctions taking effect only as of that day.

Reference-www.xataka.com

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