The Russian government’s decision on implementation of traffic rules (SDA) the term “dangerous driving” and the punishment may come as early as may this year. This was stated by first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov on the public discussion of the draft resolution, reports TASS.
“We will take some time for this language [“dangerous driving”] to finalize. Let’s try to do this during April so that in may, the government decision was launched,” — said Shuvalov.
He noted that the prohibition of dangerous driving is required for drivers of official cars with flashing lights. As evidence of reckless driving in courts should be taken of these cameras, added Shuvalov.
However, the Deputy Prime Minister said that he does not consider expedient the introduction of criminal liability for dangerous driving, but administrative punishment, in his opinion, necessary.
Discussion of the amendments to the SDA and feasibility of the introduction of the term “dangerous driving” Shuvalov holds on behalf of the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “Subject sharp. Before changing rules, it is necessary to subject these statements to the public discussions with participation of experts of open government and public organizations”, — said the Prime Minister on 28 March.
However, in “open government” has identified four major maneuver of the vehicle that can be considered reckless driving. Such maneuvers suggested to be “the game of checkers” (a chaotic move from number to number), “game punishment” (sudden braking in front of behind the car), “aisle” (riding on the line separating the passing lane) and “drift” (drift), reports “Interfax”.
Speaking at the same forum, Deputy mayor of Moscow Maxim Liksutov has proposed tougher penalties for aggressive drivers, correlating the size imposed on them fines to the value of the car and allow the inspectors of traffic police to confiscate the rights to the location of the violation for a period of not less than six months.
In mid-March the situation on the roads has become a topic of the state Council Presidium meeting. Then the President of Russia Vladimir Putin called statistics on the number of victims of road accidents “nightmare” and called for tougher punishment for violation of traffic rules.