Friday, September 29, 2023

The process had errors and we have requested that some fines be lifted

In dialogue with Minute Balcarce Government Secretary Ricardo Stoppani, he referred to the introduction of the first photo fines for drivers in our city.

“The administration of the fine has a process that includes the company in charge of controlling the cameras, the Buenos Aires Department of Transportation, which notifies the offender, and then the Misdemeanor and Peace Courts, which are instances,” he said.

And he continued: “The camera is activated when it registers that a vehicle has crossed the red light.” At that moment, he takes a photo at the beginning, another in the middle, and a third when the vehicle finishes crossing. If you see the red light in all the pictures, it is a violation.

“It is then cross-referenced with the company database and provincial records.” At this point, the photos are analyzed, and some of them are discarded due to technical errors. A total of two checks will be conducted,” the official said.

And he added: “Although the system works well, we have identified some errors and that is why I have asked for some fines to be lifted.” “We are talking about incorrectly placed addresses, cars that have crossed green lights or even double notifications to some Neighbors.”

Specifically, Stoppani was very clear when asked about the reporting deadlines: “Traffic law provides for a maximum period of 60 days between the commission of the violation and the subsequent report.” However, this varies depending on the interpretation of the judges. It is advisable to appeal the failure to notify, as the perpetrator loses the opportunity to defend himself due to the difficulty of remembering something that could have happened 7 or 8 months ago.

Regarding the amount of the photo fines, he concluded: “The municipality has nothing to do with it.” The value is set by the province and it is the misdemeanor judge who assesses the violation himself.

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