Google Maps allows you to calculate alternative routes to avoid the car rotation zone in São Paulo (SP). For this, the user just needs to register the last digit of the license plate in the maps application for the GPS to trace paths outside the rotation area when using Maps on prohibited days. The driver who disregards the rotation commits an average infraction, with a fine of R $ 130.16 and four points in his license.
The rival Waze is also able to suggest alternative routes on a rotating day in São Paulo. Check below how to register the license plate on Google Maps to avoid fines on vehicle rotation. The application is available for Android and iPhone (iOS).
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Rotation in São Paulo can be avoided with Google Maps – Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / dnetc
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How does the rotation in SP work?
The rotation of cars and trucks aims to improve traffic in the city by reducing the circulation of vehicles on the streets. Cars that are prohibited from driving on rotation days are determined by the last digit on the license plate and the days of the week. The rotation zone in São Paulo corresponds to the area of the Expanded Center, bounded by the Mini-road lanes, from 7 am to 10 am and from 5 pm to 8 pm, from Monday to Friday, according to the license plates in the following table:
Plate rotation calendar in São Paulo
|Days of the week||End of plates prohibited from circulating|
|Monday||1 and 2|
|Tuesday||3 and 4|
|Wednesday||5 and 6|
|Thursday||7 and 8|
|Friday||9 and 0|
How to avoid SP rotation with Google Maps
Step 1. Open Google Maps and touch your account icon to open the menu. Then, tap on “Settings”;
Accessing Google Maps settings on your phone – Photo: Playback / dnetc
Step 2. Access “Navigation settings” and tap “Avoid rotation fines”;
Google Maps configuration avoids fines on rotation days – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. Select the last digit of your car’s license plate, which is already correlated to the day of the week of the rotation. Finish with “Save”.
Register your sign so that Google Maps can trace routes allowed in the rotation – Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Ready. Take advantage of the tip to avoid fines when traveling on vehicle rotation days in SP.
With information from CETSP
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