In 2013, along with the increase of 8.81% on the unified basic salary (SBU for its Spanish acronym), the amounts on penalties for traffic violations also will increase.
Now a driver who does not use the seat belt can be fined with $15.90, a sanction which until last year was $14.60. Also, for committing a serious violation, which is fined with a basic salary, is no longer of $292 as in 2012 but $318.
Among the offenses these ones are included: driving with a canceled revoked or suspended license, exceed the limit of alcohol per liter of blood (0.8 grams), cause an accident resulting in a person’s injury; also the penalty for exceeding the speed limit outside the moderate range. While the loss of license points will be according to the infraction.
In Quito there is an additional penalty in terms of transit, not to respect the “Pico y Placa”. By violating this ordinance the fine is equivalent to one third of the basic salary ($106). Reoffenders will be fined with half of the SBU (before $ 146 and now $ 159). In committing this offense for the third time or more, the penalty is a full salary.
In Ambato, the new values are $27.44 for parking vehicles in banned sites and $8.36 for motorcycles. Not to buy a ticket, $ 17.90, for longer than two hours of parking, $ 8.36, for removing or attempting to remove the lock immobilizer, $ 17.90, and the drag of the car with a municipal platform, $ 65, 60.