Article 1

Original Language Title: Art 1

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March 6, 1922 Law No. 13 for the movement of a mechanical traction vehicles running on rails on ordinary roads. Art. 1. - All mechanical traction vehicles running on rails on ordinary roads must be equipped with the vehicle license and those who lead them must be provided with the certificate of suitability. The license and the certificate must be submitted by the driver to officials, soldiers and authorized agents who request them. Art. 2. - The licenses and certificates in art. 1 shall be issued by the State Secretariat for Foreign Affairs, after the first test and the second after an examination to be performed before an official from the Technical Government, under regulations established by the Regulations. The certificate can not be issued unless a medical certificate is produced showing that the applicant is not affected by imperfections for which remains diminished the capacity to lead to mechanical traction vehicles. Art. 3. - The owner and driver of a mechanical vehicle tr tion are jointly obliged to pay compensation for damage caused to persons or things by the circulation of such vehicles, when they do not prove that at their end there was every care in ' prevent the damage occurs. They can not under any circumstances be considered as erivanti damage by force majeure those caused by defects in construction or maintenance of the vehicle. Art. 4. - The certificate of competence to drive cars or motorcycles must be withdrawn; 1) when it is decreased in the driver the ability to lead to mechanical traction vehicles; 2) when the driver suffers a sentence as a repeat offender for personal injury or serious damage caused to third parties; 3) when the driver appears notoriously addicted to drunkenness. Art. 5. - Without prejudice to the penalties established by the Penal Code and other laws of the state, shall be punished: 1) a fine of L. 300 to L. 1,000 or with imprisonment up to two months or with both those penalties abandons without aid the person he invested that needs it; 2) a fine of L. 100 to L. 300 who, without incurring in the case referred to in No. 1, have fled as a result of investment person. Incurs no such penalty who within twenty four hours from the investment spontaneously comes to the Command of Gendarmerie. Who in the cases referred to in No. 1 and 2 stops immediately after the investment is not subject to the arrest imposed prior to the act of the crime; 3) a fine of L. 50 to L. 100 who does not obey the order to stop intimatogli by one of the officials and agents mentioned in Article 8, which harbors an easily visible badge or is divided; 4) a fine of L. 500 to L. 1000 those who falsify or try to use an irregular certificate of conformity of the vehicle to an approved type and who organizes speed events without being given prior approval; 5) a fine of L. 50 to L. 300 people who are driving without having obtained the certificate of eligibility, those who use a vehicle without a vehicle license, who does not return the license or certificate which has been ordered the withdrawal and finally, a person using vehicles without brakes or other supplies prescribed, the recognition plaque or irregular plaque or made intentionally illegible; 6) with a fine of L. 30 to L. 200 who exceeds the speed assimilated limits fixed by these Rules or fails to take the prescribed precautions in respect of speed and those who keep the lights off during the hours established by the Regulations; 7) with fine from 20 to 100 L. who does not bring the vehicle license or certificate of which is provided to those who do not report the steps prescribed in terms of property and anyone who in any way violates the other provisions of this Act and its Regulation. Art. 6. - The penalties mentioned in the previous article shall be increased by one degree: a) in the case of specific relapse within one year of a previous conviction; b) when the offender commits the fact of using a vehicle not belonging to him without permission of the person who has the right to dispose of it. The aggravating factor for recidivism does not apply to any integral multiple liability. Art. 7. - Of the fines for contravention of which has incurred the driver is liable even when the owner is on the vehicle or the circles by his orders or with his permission. Art. 8. - The assessment of the fines provided for in this Law and the Regulations it is for the Technical Bureau officials, the officers, rank and file soldiers of the body of the police and the security staff of public roads. To ascertain contraventions such officials must
give notice to offenders so obvious stop you unless they obstruct the material impossibility, of which circumstance must be specifically mentioned in the minutes. Art. 9. - The officer or agent who drafted the minutes of offense should transmit it to the Law Commissioner which will proceed as appropriate in accordance with the Law September 9, 1919 No 35 or under Article. 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The offending party may terminate the prosecution over paying, before the judgment, the sum to be fixed by the Law Commissioner and that p trà be below the minimum of the punishment provided for the offense committed.