"Curfew" in Quilpué: children under 14 years old can not drive alone at dawn National


The ordinance will enter into force in March and the Childhood Ombudsman accuses it of being an unconstitutional measure and affects the freedoms of children.

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In March of this year, a new standard which restricts the nocturnal circulation of children under 14 years of age in Quilpué, Region of Valparaíso.

The regulation stipulates that all minors who are caught in transit on their own after 01.00 They will be arrested and then transferred to their homes and handed over to their parents.

"We do not want to see boys and girls on our streets drunk or drugged, we do not want to see our children committing crimes in any home, commercial or anywhere, "he said. Mauricio Viñambres, Mayor of Quilpué, in statements to Cooperative.

"I know it's a not very popular measure for young people, but the fact is that in this commune they are committing street crime, in which children are involved"added the mayor.

The measure is based on a model applied in Iceland since 2002, which prohibits children under 16 from walking alone from 10 pm in the winter and after midnight in the summer.

"Youth in Iceland" is the name of the program created in Iceland that seeks to reduce levels of alcohol and drug use in children and in Chile is applied in six municipalities: Renca, Colina, Las Condes, Lo Barnechea, Punta Arenas and Melipilla, although without the restriction of time.



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