There is a new bill being presented in the legislature that seeks to control piques, drag races, but it has nothing to do with those late night informal contests on the Central Valley main strips.
The bill, presented by Carlos Hernández of Frente Amplio, seeks to close what he calls a loophole in the 2012 traffic law that allows municipalities to give permission to shut off local streets for events like festivals.
He cited a case in Turrubares in July where two children were injured as spectators of a road racing event. Other municipalities have supported similar events.
His solution is to require permission from the Dirección General de Ingeniería de Tránsito for vehicle events. The bill is 19.404.