It completed the first three days since this element is mandatory, there are still several questions that arise in the drivers, so here we clarify certain doubts.
– How should be the reflective vest?
It must be yellow, made of fluorescent material, and have strips of retro reflective material with a width of not less than 50 mm.
– What are the vest models that comply with the regulations?
Model 1: The vest can have a horizontal band that surrounds the torso, and two bands that join from front to back over each shoulder, forming an X on the back. The lower part of the torso band should be at a minimum distance of 5 centimeters from the bottom edge of the vest.
Model 2: Two horizontal bands were surrounding the torso, separated by a minimum distance of 5 centimeters. The lower part of the lower band must be at a minimum distance of 5 centimeters from the lower edge of the vest.
Model 3: Two horizontal bands were surrounding the torso, separated by a minimum distance of 5 centimeters, and bands that join the upper band of the torso from front to back, passing through each shoulder. On the back, they form an X. The lower part of the lower band of the torso should be at a minimum distance of 5 centimeters from the lower edge of the vest.
– Where should I store the vest and when should I use it?
This vest must always be in an accessible place from the inside of the vehicle, as if the glove compartment and the driver must put it on before getting off the vehicle to attend an emergency.
– Do fines also apply if I do not wear the vest when appropriate?
Since this decree only regulates the carrying of this article and not its use, Carabineers will not be able to fine people who leave the mobile without the high visibility vest, but only those who do not have it in their car.
The commander José Luis Ojeda in statements to La Tercera, who said that, clarified this “Carabineers cannot go against what is established, the only thing that is established is decree 22, what it does is add to the security kit, the reflective vest”.
– Do I risk a fine if I do not carry it in the vehicle?
Failure to comply with the wearing of the reflective vest will constitute a slight fault, which translates into a fine that ranges between $ 9,000 and $ 22,500 (0.2 to 0.5 UTM).
– Where the Carabineers control carried out?
Carabineers will be able to carry out the pertinent controls when they so decide, in urban, rural sectors and on roads.
– What is the value of the vest?
They can found between $ 2,500 and $ 5,000, both by Internet distributors and in traditional stores.
– Is only the reflective vest required in the safety kit?
No. In addition to the documents, the vehicle must have Fire extinguisher, cat and wheel keys, spare wheel, first aid kit, and two triangles.
– Will motorcyclists have to comply with this decree?
Although there have been circulated complaints of fines to motorcyclists who did not wear the reflective safety vest, the authorities have clarified that motorcycles should not necessarily comply with this measure.