“LEZs generate thousands of fines, which means they don’t work”


On January 1, numerous new elements came into force in the Sustainable Mobility Decree of October 5, 2018. A rule that was amended on September 13, 2021 to adapt it to Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council , of 21 May 2008, which sets the quality limits to guarantee healthy air.

All this means that calls must be made in cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants.
Low Emission Zoneswith measures to be developed and implemented by each of the affected municipalities.

In the case of Madrid and other cities where the LEZs already existed, many new functions have come into effect in the Decree since 1 January last. Among them are eg.
those Class A vehicles (without an environmental sticker) cannot circulate on the M30 in Madrid or through the neighborhoods within it, with a few exceptions.

Some measures that have led to increased consultation in administrative offices to “reach thousands”. That is why the Illustrious Official College of Administrative Managers of Madrid this morning presented a report, prepared by its Public Management Observatory, intended to improve understanding of the
Madrid Mobility Regulation.

“If this kind of regulation comes out, thousands of fines will also be produced, which means that they will not work correctly,” explains the president of the College.
Fernando Jesus Santiago Ollero.

The difficulty of knowing whether or not a driver can drive depends on several factors, such as the type of vehicle and date of registration, the type of area to be accessed and the timetable.

With this they have made three triptychs with all the rules that must be met, the vehicle types and the exceptions.

in addition to the
ICOGAM Public Management Observatory has analyzed the standard and found that users of vehicles of different categories are increasingly concerned about not being able to understand the order sufficiently.

cars with Label C (green) -petrol registered from January 2006 and diesel from September 2015- and cars labeled B (yellow) -petrol registered from 1 January 2001 and diesel from 2006- may circulate in all LEZs in each city, although municipal parking restrictions may be phased in -with enter
the case of label B-, as in the center of Madrid, where it is mandatory to park in a regulated parking lot before leaving the area.

The rest of the vehicles, the most polluting and designated A -petrol before 2001 and diesel before 2006-, are not entitled to a type badge as they do not meet the requirements to be labeled a clean vehicle and are the most restricted.

Cars without an environmental label They will not be able to circulate in the low emission zones defined by the town halls, although there are already exceptions to this rule in Madrid and Barcelona related to the fact that the vehicle belongs to a resident of the area, is adapted for people with reduced mobility, etc.

Apart from these general regulations, each municipality can introduce its own regulation or low emission zone, which, according to Fernando Jesús Santiago Ollero, means that “we will have to plan a journey as before with the road maps in the sixties. because if we go from Madrid to Valencia via Valencia Barcelona, ​​we expose ourselves to three different fines».

administrative managers,
one of the authorized groups to the issue of environmental stickers.

Most registrations and transfers of vehicles are carried out by this group, which has a management assignment with the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) to speed up these procedures. In addition, administrative managers are also involved
to request the duplicates of the card driver’s license due to loss or theft or the international traffic permit.

Source: La Verdad


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