New General Law on Mobility and Road Safety is approved in commissions of the Chamber of Deputies

The Mobility Commission of the Chamber of Deputies approved the new General Law of Mobility and Road Safety, with 22 votes in favor.

This law seeks to create a National System of Mobility and Road Safety, nourished with the information provided by the Territorial and Urban Information System, which will serve to prioritize the displacement of people, particularly groups in a situation of vulnerability.

It also talks about the movement of goods and merchandise, based on the hierarchy of mobility indicated in the law, in order to reduce negative social, inequality, economic, health and environmental impacts; This, with the aim of reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by road accidents.

The president of the Commission, deputy Salomón Chertorivski, pointed out that it seeks to prioritize pedestrians, vulnerable users and fulfill the right to mobility in conditions of efficiency, sustainability, accessibility, quality, equality, inclusion and road safety. The project has contributions from Secretaries of State and civil society.

He added that the opinion has already been approved in the Senate and had the consensus of different civil society organizations that have promoted the issue in recent years.

“It is a very special day, in the Mobility Commission we unanimously approved the minutes of the General Law on Mobility and Road Safety, a great thing in favor of the right to mobility and, above all, in favor of saving lives. It is a very special day that we show that, if we agree on what is important, we can get things done by consensus”, said Salomón Chertorivski.

It was said that the law seeks to promote awareness and culture of Mobility and Road Safety; coordination mechanisms of the three levels of government; create the National System of Mobility and Road Safety as a coordination mechanism to have a national policy; that each federal entity integrate databases through the Public Vehicle Registry; operations and breathalyzer tests for drivers; use of technologies as an auxiliary means for the prevention and capture of infractions; speed limits; Mandatory use of seat belts for children under 12 years of age in the back seat of automobiles.

For the PVEM, deputy Santy Montemayor Castillo expressed her conviction that this law, which will serve to guarantee the right to mobility of citizens, is historic because it contemplates various proposals.

Alma Delia Navarrete Rivera, deputy for Morena, stated that it is a historic day because the creation of this proposal involved many voices from the sector. “This is a key to fully enjoy the right to mobility as a transversal guarantee and with a gender perspective.”

Deputy Marco Antonio Natale Gutiérrez (PVEM) said he was satisfied with promoting a law of great importance such as the one on mobility; however, he commented that it is necessary to take into account the needs and proposals of the country’s carriers.

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