What can happen to a driver without CRLV?

In addition to a valid CNH (National Driver’s License), Brazilian drivers must carry a specific document, considered by specialists as recommendable for driving around the country: the CRLV (Vehicle Registration and Licensing Certificate). The vehicle identification document is issued by the Detran (State Traffic Department) of each State and proves that the car is legally registered and licensed.

In addition, the CRLV contains important information about the vehicle, such as the license plate, year of manufacture, model, owner, chassis number, engine number and owner’s address. The document is also required to carry out services such as transfer, insurance and licenses, among others.

Despite this, many drivers still wonder what are the consequences that a car driver can suffer if he does not have the CRLV in hand. This is what André Brunetta, Director of Digital and Innovation at Estapar, says.

He points out that, according to article 133 of the CTB (Brazilian Traffic Code), carrying the CRLV is no longer mandatory as of 2016, but the document is only dispensed when the transit authority has a connection to a computerized system. .

“It is possible to consult your vehicle’s records through the license plate, but, to guarantee it, we recommend that all drivers ride with the digital CRLV”, he says.

Brunetta says that it is possible to issue the digital CRLV through the Zul+ application or, if it has already been issued, just upload the document to the platform. “He [documento] is available even if there is no internet access. And another advantage is that, if the person has more than one car, all CRLVs can be entered into the app. In addition, if the driver shares the car with someone else, both can have the same CRLV on their cell phones”.

The director of Estapar points out that, if the transit authority is not connected to the query system, the driver can be fined based on article 232 of the CTB. “This is a minor infraction, with a fine of BRL 88.38 and 3 points added to the CNH. The vehicle is also detained by the police until the document is presented,” he says.

According to recent data released by Senatran (Secretaria Nacional de Trânsito), 5,072,949 traffic fines were recorded throughout Brazil in September 2022 alone – a 12% increase in relation to August, when there were 4,528,513.

To conclude, Brunetta recalls that the CRLV must be renewed every year, right after the vehicle’s licensing is discharged. And, for that, it is necessary to pay all outstanding debts, such as IPVA (Property Tax on Motor Vehicles) and fines. Checking these pending issues can be done via the Zul+ app, where you can still pay off everything with PIX or up to 12 installments on your credit card.

For more information, just access: www.zuldigital.com.br


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