432 soles fine for drivers who exceed speed limits in Lima

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Starting Monday August 1 drivers who exceed speed limits in the various roads of Lima will receive a fine of S/. 432, – without the benefit of discounts- according to the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima.

According to an article in Andina, the National Police, who used speed guns to detect 1,252 vehicles that exceeded the speed limit, conducted four weeks of preventive operations.

An awareness campaign on the prevention of traffic accidents, caused by speeding, was conducted since early July. The campaign involved the handing out of educational and informational traffic tickets (without monetary fines) to drivers who exceeded limits.

The preventive operations carried out found that vehicles greatly exceeded the maximum allowable limits in major streets of the city.

So far, the traffic police and the municipality of Lima have heavily monitored 13 major roads in Lima, among which are Javier Prado, Raúl Ferrero, Alameda del Corregidor, Universitaria, Colonial, Defensores del Morro (Huaylas), Canta Callao, via Expressa of Paseo de la República, Panamericana Norte, Panamericana Sur, the Central Highway and Ramiro Prialé road.

So far in 2011 there have been 736 traffic accidents, among which 299 resulted in injury (28.4%) and  308 in deaths (41.8%) in Lima, according to figures from the Police.

Nationally, speeding causes 31.3% of traffic accidents, compared to others such as driver’s negligence (27.9%), drunk driving (8.8%), carelessness of pedestrians (8.3%), non-compliance with signs (2.6%), mechanical failures (2.5%) and other (18.6%).

Starting Monday August 1 drivers who exceed speed limits in the various roads of Lima will receive a fine of S/. 432, according to the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima.

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