Types of Offenses Reported by General Public Reduced to 46 道安處罰條例修法 民眾檢舉樣態限46項

The legislature's Transportation Committee passed amendments to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act on Oct. 7. The amendments focused on offenses reported by the general public.


It's easy to capture evidence of illegally parked cars with a smartphone, and then submit it to the police. In the future, the police will no longer accept images of vehicles illegally parked next to red or yellow curbs. Instead, the public can phone in this information, and the local police will handle it. The number of traffic offenses reported by the general public has skyrocketed in recent years, and there are differing opinions on what to do. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications and the Ministry of the Interior discussed this issue and agreed that while they won't abolish this system, they will limit reportable offenses to those that pose an "immediate danger" to traffic safety.

Liu Chen-an, Deputy Section Director, National Policy Agency:"The consensus was that we shouldn't abolish it. Instead, we should set limits on what types of offenses are reportable. "

The MOTC submitted amendments to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act to the legislature for review. The amendments reduce the number of reportable offenses to 46, including moving violations, such as falling freight, lighting cigarettes while driving, and holding a phone while driving. They also include non-moving violations, such as double parking, occupying accessible parking spaces, and illegally parking at bus stops, intersections, and fire lanes. Some legislators proposed only issuing warnings for illegal behavior that doesn't affect traffic. The MOTC said its practice is to not issue punishments for minor violations.

Chen Wen-jui, Director, Department of Railways and Highways, MOTC:"Actually, for minor traffic violations that don't affect traffic order or safety, the police are able to issue warnings. This is already possible under the current regulations."

The amendments also included a provision that a vehicle engaging in one type of illegal behavior can only be reported once every six minutes and only once per intersection. The legislature's Transportation Committee passed the amendments without any dissent.

 

 

拿著智慧型手機,隨手就可拍下違規停車,再向警方檢舉,不過未來,紅黃線違停,將不受理民眾以拍照或影像檢舉,改由民眾打電話通報,由轄區警方來取締,近年因為檢舉案件暴增,引發正反兩面意見交鋒,交通部和內政部跨步會討論後定調,"不廢除"檢舉制度,但只限"優先影響交通安全者"。

警政署副組長 劉振安表示:「共識是不應該去廢除,但是對於民眾檢舉的項目,應該予以稍做限制。」

交通部斟酌立委提案後,提出道路交通管理處罰條例修法,保留46個項目受理民眾拍照檢舉,其中包括動態違規,像是載貨掉落,開車行進間點菸,手持行動電話等,另外靜態違規,像是違規並排停車、占用身障停車格、在公車站、交岔路口、消防車出入口五公尺內違規停車,也受理檢舉。對於有立委提案、對不影響交通案件的違規檢舉案件,應該先開勸導單,交通部回應,實務上取締原本就有微罪不罰精神,因此僅就"項目"來規範。

交通部路政司司長 陳文瑞表示:「所有的交通違規案件,其實有些不影響交通安全秩序的,比較輕微的違規的話,警方是可以施以勸導免予去舉發。現行的在處理細則,其實就可以執行了。」

交通部的修法版本,也明定民眾檢舉同一輛汽車違規,違規時間相隔不到6分鐘,以及行駛不超過一個路口,舉發一次為限,交通委員會無異議通過這項修法草案。

 

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