As drivers we have to be aware of a series of behaviors on the road, but also of what the passengers do, since they are our responsibility. If you observe behaviors like the ones that we are going to detail in the passenger or occupantsYou are risking a fine.
Finding a balance between attention to the road and to the occupants can be complicated, and the former should be prioritized. However, it is better that your companions in the vehicle do not commit any of these infractions that can pass on to you in the form of a fine.
Child Restraint System
The SRI system, or Child Restraint System, is a device used in the automotive industry to guarantee a safe trip, generally children, or adults with little heightwhile traveling in a car, reducing the risk of serious injury in the event of an accident.
The use of these systems is required by law. when they measure 1.35 meters high or less, are required to travel with the relevant child restraint system, depending on their weight and height, and approved. In case of not having them well secured, the person in charge will be the driver in charge, with fines
Throw trash out the window
In addition to harming the environment, throwing away waste to the road It can cause an accident or fire, so the sanctions for this offense are punishable by a fine of 500 euros. In the event that the driver commits it, it would also lead to the loss of 6 points from the driver’s license.
The driver is responsible for not throwing waste out of the window, so he may be the one who has to pay the fine for the negligence of one of his passengers. In the event that the person who throws something outside is a minor, the adult in charge of him will be held responsible. If only the driver and the minor go, a fine for the driver.
Seat belt use is mandatory for all occupants of a vehicle. In the latest revisions of the Traffic Regulations, the following is stated: “Responsibility for violations of the provisions of this law will fall directly on the author of the act in which the violation consists.” Therefore, whoever does not wear a seat belt will pay the fine, exempting both the driver and the owner of the car from liability.
However, as in the case of throwing garbage out the window, if the companion is a minor in a situation of not having to wear a CRS, but is not wearing a seat belt, the fine will go to the driver of the vehicle, since he is the one who must supervise.
Distraction of a companion
Sometimes we will not be able to control what others do, but the effects will compute us. The fact that the co-driver or a passenger physically interacts with the driver can lead to a mistake that ends badly.
That they give us a kiss, call our attention or any distraction can be subject to a fine in the event that a sanctioning authority has witnessed it. Depending on the severity of the sanction, it may end up arriving from 100 to 500 euros. In the latter case, intended for serious distractions such as a reckless action such as turning our face and possibly completely losing sight of the road, in which option the loss of 6 points from the driver’s license would have to be added.