Parceling of traffic tickets on credit card is released by the Government.
To reduce the default rate and the number of irregular vehicles, the National Traffic Council (CONTRAN) has recently released a resolution that allows the payment of fines on the credit card and payment on the debit card.
According to information from the Federal Government, the resolution also applies to other debts related to the vehicle, such as IPVA, and is already in effect throughout the country. Implementation depends on each agency (such as Detran and prefectures).
In the case of the city of São Paulo, the mayor João Doria (PSDB) has already published the law that authorizes payment in installments up to 12 times. The city hall of SP must launch a website, until 1/15/18, for the drivers to carry out the installment. Because it is a resolution – not a measure – transit agencies are not required to offer the service.
It is important to clarify that the installment of fines and debits without the option of credit card is already offered in several states, such as Rio de Janeiro and the Federal District, with interest added.
Credit Lender advises: Escape the companies that promise to pay the debts of your vehicle. Look directly to your state body or the city hall for clarification.
Suspension of the portfolio: new rules
Another news released by Contran was the new rules on suspension and revocation of driver’s licenses. Beginning in November 2017, drivers who reach 20 points on the CNH (in the 12-month period, valid from November 2016) may be suspended for at least six months. Before, the minimum punishment was one month. If there is a repeat offense, the suspension increases to at least eight months, and can be as long as two years.
If the driver is caught driving with the suspension suspended, the penalty is the withdrawal of the license. The driver’s license may also be revoked in the following situations: not to be qualified in the category of the vehicle; race dispute (gusts); and dangerous maneuvers (wooden horses).
Cyclists and pedestrians to be fined 2018
The National Department of Traffic (Denatran) also announced in November that regulations that allow the application of fines to pedestrians who violate traffic laws, such as signaling and crossing pedestrians. The rules will be valid at 180, therefore, in 2018.
Cyclists who ride off cycle paths or sidewalks may also be fined. The value of the pedestrian infraction will be R $ 44.19. Cyclists will have to pay up to R $ 136.16.
How to apply for traffic tickets?
If you received a traffic ticket and you do not agree, you can appeal and contest the notice of infringement. Stay tuned because there is a specific time frame for each situation. Look for the service on the website of the agency that issued the notification (state or municipal) and follow the steps.
The DMV clarifies the situations in which the driver of the vehicle may use the traffic ticket:
- Defense of the notice : must be presented when there is a divergence in the mark, color, model or license plate of the vehicle, or even time and wrong address. Deadline: 30 days.
- Appeal of the fine to Jari : must be presented to challenge the reason for the infraction or rejection of the defense of assessment. Deadline: payment of the fine.
- Appeal of the fine to the Cetran : must be presented when the driver wants to contest the rejection of the appeal previously sent to Jari. Deadline: 30 days.
How to change traffic ticket by warning?
Still according to the Detran, although the written warning is not considered an appeal against a traffic ticket, it is possible to convert the fine into a warning. The warning may be required for light or medium infraction, provided that the offender is not a repeat offender in the same infraction in the previous 12 months.
Detran emphasizes that the exchange of a warning fine is optional to the competent transit authority, if it understands that the measure is educational. This means that the warning will not always be granted and will depend even on the driver’s history. When granted, the warning does not generate points in the national driver’s license and the fine is not enforced.
Indication of driver: how to apply?
You were fined, but were not you the one driving? Know that the “driver indication” or “real offender” feature can be requested so that the points in the portfolio are assigned to whoever was driving at the time of the infraction. Nevertheless, the fine will continue to be linked to the registration of the vehicle and must be paid. The service is offered on the internet by most traffic regulators.