Today, the Integrity Commission warned from bargainings because of a defect in mechanism of imposing fines vehicles, and said in a statement which INA agency received a copy of, that” it was diagnosed a defect in applying the decision of imposing fines upon the contravene vehicles by Baghdad traffic directorate – Rusafa as well as the municipality”.
The Integrity called according to the statement that “the fines sum upon the vehicles should be in minimum 200.000 Iraqi dinars instead of the maximum 2 million Iraqi dinars to avoid any pressure on vehicle owners and make themexposed tobargainings”.
And mentioned to the decision of the dissolved Revolution Command Council (296 in 1990) which said imposed fine not more than 100 dinars upon washing vehicles in roads or its sidewalks or squares or throw waste and craps and dirt from vehicle during driving”.
Continuing that “the decision gives the Municipality of Baghdad the power to impose the fine and retention upon vehicles till paying the fine with competent judge’s decision, mentioned that it didin’t allowed to put the reservation upon vehicles in general traffic circuits depending on municipality departments papers due to contraventions not including in decision which lead to incapable to treat with the vehicle”.
It was noticed that fines didn’t imposed immediately according to official vouchers by the authority employee, mentioned that reservation enforcement procedures were through communication between the traffic and the municipality without informing the vehicle owner, confirming on telling the legal department in general traffic circuit to make the suitable procedures according to the law”.
The statement recommended that” Baghdad Municipality should correct the procedures to implementation of the resolution according to related items and paragraphs supervised by competent judge, and tell the Office of Inspector General to follow up putting right mechanism of the procedures in implementation of the resolution”.