Pico y Placa has been active in the country’s capital for more than 20 years (Infobae / Jovani Pérez)
Due to the recent changes in the application of the vehicle restriction program known as Pico y Placa, it is important to know which cars cannot circulate this Tuesday, January 31 in the capital.
The Bogotá Mobility Secretariat details that the vehicle restriction depends on the termination of the car license plate, the type of vehicle, the day of the week and even the time.
The program’s goal is to reduce the circulation of vehicles, within the framework of a comprehensive program in order to reduce vehicular traffic, as well as the high levels of environmental pollution in the city.
The application of the Pico y Placa is already a constant for Bogotanos, who have been participants in this vehicle restriction program for more than 20 years.
peak and plate today
Cargo over 20 years of age: All.
load weight max. over 3,500kg: All.
load weight max. over 8,500kg: All.
Motorcycles: Not Applicable.
Individuals: 6, 7, 8, 9 and 0.
Special Transport Service: 9 and 0.
Taxis: 9 and 0.
Collective Public Transportation: Not Applicable.
The vehicle restriction schedule begins at 5:30 a.m. for taxis and special transportation, while for private cars it begins until 6:00 a.m. The vehicle restriction ends at 9:00 p.m.
There are ways to avoid Peak and Plaque. (Colpress)
The operation of the vehicle restriction program known as Pico y Placa is different as of January 10, 2023 in the country’s capital.
Private vehicles will no longer be divided into odd or even, according to the end of their license plate, but in consecutive numbers, that is, the first group will be made up of those cars whose last digit on the license plate is 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. and the second group those that end in 6, 7, 8, 9 or 0.
Now, private cars with termination 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 will not circulate on even days. While vehicles that end in 6, 7, 8, 9 or 0 will not be able to travel on odd days.
The Pico y Placa schedule will remain the same for private vehicles: from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for weekends and holidays.
The new measurements of Peak and Plate. (Infobae)
In the case of taxis and special transport service vehicles, the vehicle prohibition will remain the same, being defined in groups of two: 1 and 2, 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8, 9 and 0. The restriction for these two Vehicle types change every week, so it’s important to stay up to date.
Meanwhile, cargo vehicles cannot circulate during the hours of prohibition of the Peak and Plate, they can only on Saturdays, but also conditioned on the weight and age of the transport.
The application of the Pico y Placa program is different every day. (Colpress)
Several cars have the possibility of not being affected by the vehicle restriction program, according to Bogotá authorities.
These are electric cars, hybrids, zero emissions, motorcycles, diplomatic service, funeral homes, emergency and security cars, those that transport people with disabilities, traffic control and tow trucks, the media, judicial authorities, school transport, those intended for automobile teaching and those that have an occupation of three or more people from the beginning and until the end of the trip.
In order for your car to benefit from the exception, that is, that its circulation is not affected by the Pico y Placa, it must be previously registered with the Bogotá Mobility Secretariat.
If your car is not on the exception list, but you want it to circulate every day in Bogotá, you have the possibility of applying for the so-called Pico y Placa Solidario, a permit that gives drivers the option of choosing the days, weeks or months in which you can circulate freely around the city in exchange for an economic contribution, which is intended to improve the Integrated Public Transport System of the Colombian capital.
How is the Regional Peak and Plate applied?
In addition to the traditional vehicle restriction, in Bogotá there is one more called Pico y Placa Regional, which applies to the last day of all the long weekends in the nine entrance corridors to the Colombian capital.
The restriction for vehicles whose license plates end in an odd number is from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., while for cars with even number plates the prohibition begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. hours.
The map of the Peak and Regional Plate. (Archive)
North Highway: from the Andes toll to the North portal.
South Highway: from the Soacha municipal limit to Boyacá avenue.
Centenario Avenue (13th Street): from the Bogotá River to Ciudad de Cali Avenue (Carrera 86 Avenue).
Avenida Calle 80: from the Guadua bridge to portal 80.
Carrera 7 Avenue: from 245 street to 183 street.
Avenida Boyacá via al Llano: from the Argelino Durán Quintero tunnel to the old via al Llano.
Vía Suba Cota: from the Bogotá river to 170 street avenue.
Vía la Calera: from the Patios toll booth to Carrera 7 avenue.
Via a Choachí: from the road to Monserrate to the ring road.
Exceptional vehicles that do not apply to the Regional Peak and Plaque are those with three or more occupants, medical personnel, or those with the Solidarity Peak and Plaque.
What sanctions are there for violating the Pico y Placa?
In the case of violating the Pico y Placa in any of its versions, the authorities of the capital have a system of economic sanctions.
The fine during this 2023 amounts to 522,900 Colombian pesos, in addition the vehicle will be immobilized, as indicated by the National Traffic Code for infraction C.14.
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