Saturday , June 10 2023

[VIDEO] Everything you need to know about the Road Co-existence Law


This Sunday, November 11th The Law on the Coexistence of Transport Modalities, also called the "coexistence bottle law", which is the main slogan to improve the relationship between different urban transport circuits.

The Road Co-existence Law come to replace the old one Traffic Law which was introduced in 1984 and last amended in 2009, putting emphasis on safety of the users most at risk of transport accidents, for example pedestrians and cyclists.

Text searches equates to all modes of transport and those who violate these measures risk a monetary penalty which can range from 0.2 to 0.5 UTM, i.e. from 10 thousand And 24 thousand Peso

However, the initiative has been involved in the criticism of the Chilean Union of Municipalities (AChM) who warned that the streets were not ready to implement the Law on Coexistence, therefore, the Mayor of Peñalolén and the chairman of the AChM Transport Commission, Carolina Leitao He turned to the authorities to promote the construction of bicycle roads.

Moreover, the criticisms received from another project are the costs that municipalities have to make in order to change street infrastructure as well as signaling "Bike Box and Moto Box", early detention sites bicycles and motorcycles framed between the car's pass and the pedestrian crossing greater visibility from the leaders.

The new regulation has specifications cycles, unmotorized vehicles with one or more wheels, operated by one or more persons (bicycles, scooters, skateboards and skates, etc.) motor vehicles and pedestrians.


  • They only circulate on bicycle roads, if they do not exist, they should use the right road.
  • In the case of one-way roads, if you want to turn left or exclusively to use buses, cycle along the left-hand side of the left-hand corner. In the case of two-way routes, this rule will only apply if there is a central or intermediate bank.
  • It is prohibited to drive to the sidewalk unless there is a bicycle path available and the cyclist is under 14 years of age, an older adult, a disabled person or a person whose child is under the age of seven.

  • In the event that it is not possible to transit through a bicycle or a street, the driver of the cycle may use the road exceptionally, taking into account, in particular, the pedestrian and the vehicles entering or leaving the car parks. This fact has to be done with pedestrian speed, moving away from buildings and closing. In the event that the pedestrian flow is rich, the person must be restarted from the cycle.
  • Cycles must facilitate driver maneuvers and learn, without interrupting crossings, approaching the left or right side and allowing them to change their motor vehicles.
  • Drivers must pay attention to traffic without using artifacts that prevent sight and hearing.
  • Those in the cycle can only bypass vehicles when they are stopped.
  • Cycles must have at least one braking system effective.
  • A driver driving a child under the age of 7 must be of an adult age.
  • If the towing system for the transport of people, goods or animals is involved in the cycle, it should be also from the age of age and comply with the standards laid down by the Ministry of Transport.
  • If the cyclist wants to go through the crossing of the zebra, he must leave the non-motorized vehicle.
  • The use of a helmet is mandatory.

Motorized vehicles

  • If the vehicle wishes to switch to a cycle, it must maintain at least one and a half meter distance throughout the process.
  • It is forbidden for motor vehicles to stand on bicycle roads.
  • In certain sectors, "quiet traffic areas" will be introduced in which motor vehicles will not be able to exceed the prescribed speed limit, especially in residential and school districts, so that cycles can travel better on the road.
  • To avoid accidents, motorcycles can only intercept cars when they are stopped.


  • People can not move on or stay on bikes.
  • Pedestrians will not be able to cross bike lanes, and will only be able to do so at designated and marked crossings.

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