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The Ombudsman indicates that the rule to prohibit motorcycles with two passengers must be based on technical criteria

Lima, February 16, 2022Updated on 02/16/2022 03:23 pm

The Ombudsman He urged the Executive to evaluate whether, in fact, his proposal to prohibit motorcycles from traveling with two passengers will contribute to reducing the high crime rates registered in Lima, Callao and other cities. He also asked that the initiative be discussed in the National Citizen Security Council.

Through a releasethe entity pointed out that the Executive’s proposal It should be based on information on the incidence and criminal modalities in which this type of vehicle is used according to the different regions, provinces and districts. Otherwise, the right to free transit and other fundamental rights recognized by the Constitution and in the international norms that regulate human rights would be unduly affected.

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According to the head of the Criminal and Penitentiary Affairs Program of the Ombudsman, Carlos Fernández, nothing prevents people who commit illegal behavior from traveling in other types of motorized vehicles. “Rather, it is necessary to bet on the strengthening of inspection, control and sanction actions regarding the requirements and norms that must be met for the use of said units.through an improvement of the work of the National Police and the provincial municipalities”.

For her part, the Deputy for the Environment, Public Services and Indigenous Peoples of the Ombudsman, Lissette Vásquez, considers that the initiative would contribute to the stigmatization of those who travel in these vehicles, associating them with crimewhen reality shows that this type of vehicle is widely used for private and commercial transportation throughout the country.

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The Ombudsman recalled that in 2013 and 2017 similar bills were presented that did not prosper. Along these lines, they reported that a similar bill is currently being processed in the Congress of the Republic.

On the other hand, they urged the Executive that this type of strategy be previously discussed in multisectoral spaces such as the National Citizen Security Council.

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