In a meeting with EL TIEMPO, Mobility Secretary Deyanira Ávila explained how photo penalties will work and who will be responsible for undertaking them. She made it clear that the Constitutional Court had reaffirmed it. talked about the legality of photo-detection and the responsibilities of both the driver and the owner.
Let’s remember that with the entry into force of Law No. 2161 of 2021, the Congress of the Republic, It is the owner of the vehicle who has to ensure that the vehicles move around with Soat.technical-mechanical is up-to-date, traffic lights are complied with, the permitted speed is not exceeded, no travel is made in places and times that are not allowed, and the traffic secretariats are exempted from detecting the offending driver.
The Constitutional Court’s 2022 decision no. C-321 reaffirmed that it is vehicle owners who must “provide” the maintenance and conditions in which their vehicles are used, and therefore They will certainly be responsible for what happens to cars on city roads..
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What the norms tell us is that the car owner must meet these conditions. In other words, the documents of the vehicle are up-to-date, the person driving the vehicle knows that there are rules that you or someone else must follow,” explained the secretary.
And unlike the 2018 norm, which stipulated that the burden of responsibility falls on the person driving the car, the law now identifies car owners as the first to mourn; this is justified by the fact that the previous criterion complicates the road control and makes the violation process more cumbersome.
The rule applied on the streets of the city said that the responsibility of the actions carried out on the road belongs to the person driving the vehicle. However, as Ávila points out, subpoenas are always made about the vehicle and not the owner of the car. it was very easy for them to object because there was no clarity about the evidence to prove who actually drove the car.
“We always subpoena the vehicle and mark the owner in the same way. So what they said earlier was that they didn’t drive, and since there was no connection between the owner of the vehicle, there was no direct responsibility and verification of the person driving the vehicle.
Now, with regard to the responsibility of drivers, the leader of the mobility portfolio, although the responsibility for actions on the road lies with the driver, subpoena will always be collected from owner and vehicle.
“The important thing now is that the owner is connected, so if he has a car, the person releasing it needs to comply with these conditions and be very aware that yes or yes the vehicle is subpoenaed and the owner.”
Finally, Ávila explained that there will be two exceptions to this rule: first, if the car is stolen, and second, if it is being used to commit a crime.
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However, the owner’s related complaints or otherwise, the summons will be uploaded on behalf of the vehicle owner.
Read the full interview in the print edition of EL TIEMPO this Sunday.
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