The Russian Government is Preparing to Toughen Sanctions for Traffic Rules Violation
OREANDA-NEWS A number of agencies responded to last year's order of Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov to submit amendments to the Code of administrative offences in terms of sanctions for violation of traffic rules. One of the main proposals is to introduce a fine for speeding at 10-20 km/h.
Currently, there is no fine for speeding less than 20 km/h. But officials believe that the situation should be corrected. For example, the Interior Ministry said that the corresponding change is proposed since 2015. There, however, specify that offer to enter punishment only for the violations committed in settlements.
The Ministry of Transport agreed with the expediency of sanctions. Specialists felt that the violation of the speed limit from 10 to 20 km/h shall be punished by a fine in the amount of 500 RUB. In the Center of Traffic Organization also proposed to punish for it, but the amount was not called.
The Interior Ministry also proposed to toughen the punishment for those who use unreadable numbers. Such offenders in the police offer to deprive the possibility to pay a fine with a 50 percent discount.
The Moscow data Center of Traffic Organization, in turn, proposed to toughen the responsibility for the non-admission of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users when passing the intersection. Now the penalty for this violation is 1.5-2.5 thousand rubles.
In an interview in early February, Akimov called the issue of revising the existing speed regimes debatable. According to him, in urban conditions, the threshold of exceeding 20 km/h is a threat to the death of pedestrians and passengers. As for the highways, there is no special sense to limit the speed limit to 110 km/h, because "no one observes it anyway".
"We need to move in two directions — on a good highway to let go, and in urban conditions to tighten. There are no final decisions yet. They should be preceded by a comprehensive study of this issue," Akimov added.