At the end of January 2020, on the regulation.gov.ru portal, a draft of a new Code of Administrative Offenses proposed by the Ministry of Justice was published, which provides for a significant increase in penalties for motorists and the introduction of a cumulative system of fines.
The new version of the Code of Administrative Offenses spelled out tougher fines for speeding. So, if the permitted speed threshold is exceeded by 20-40 km / h, the motorist will have to pay not 500, but 3,000 rubles. In turn, the amount of the fine for violating the speed limit by 40-60 km / h will increase from the initial 1,000 – 1,500 to 4,000 rubles.
Reckless drivers who have exceeded the permitted threshold by more than 60 km / h will be punished with 5,000 rubles, or even deprived of their license for 6 months, although now you can stay without a driver’s license only if the speed is exceeded by more than 80 km / h.
We also note that for repeated excess of the permitted speed by 40 km / h or more, the Ministry of Justice proposes to fine already 10,000 rubles, or to deprive the driver of the driver’s license for a year.
Interestingly, the Russian government has long discussed the idea of returning fines for speeding by 10-20 km / h, but the draft of the new Code of Administrative Offenses does not provide for such sanctions. Apparently, their introduction is not expected in the near future.
Penalties for drunk drivers
In addition to increasing penalties for recklessness, the new code also provides for tougher penalties for drunk drivers. If now a drunken motorist is threatened with deprivation of his license for 2 years and a fine of 30,000 rubles for refusing a medical examination, then in the future he will be left without crusts for 3 years, and 40,000 rubles will have to be paid.
Also, the updated Code of Administrative Offenses now provides for punishment for drunk drivers who drive a car with a child under 16 in the cabin. In this case, the driver faces a fine of 50,000 rubles, while he will also be left without a license for 2-3 years.
The published document provides for an increase in the amount of the fine for incorrect passage of the railway crossing fivefold – from 1,000 to 5,000 rubles, while a repeated violation will entail deprivation of rights for up to a year (if fixed by a camera, the driver will get off with only a fine of 10,000 R).
The fine for transporting children without seats and restraints for ordinary motorists will increase to 5,000 rubles (+ 2,000), while officials will be punished by 30,000 rubles, and legal entities – by 150,000 rubles. Also, for the first time, a fine is introduced for individual entrepreneurs – its size is 35,000 rubles.
Driving without an OSAGO policy will be fined 1,000 rubles (+ 200), while the new code finally includes fines for the so-called “dangerous driving”. Fans of “checkers” and “teachers” will be punished for 5,000 rubles.
The amount of the fine for excessive tinting of windows was not touched, however, if within a year the motorist again falls into this misconduct, he will have to fork out 3,000 rubles.
In addition, if the driver ignores the lawful request of the police officer to stop and tries to hide, he will be fined 40,000 rubles or deprived of his license for 2-3 years. Recall that now for this offense is punished only by 500-800 rubles.
Accumulative system of fines
The new version of the Code of Administrative Offenses also spelled out a “cumulative” system of violations, according to which, if some points are violated three times, the driver can be deprived of his rights for up to 1.5 years, while violations recorded by traffic cameras do not go to the “piggy bank”.
These points include entering the oncoming lane, non-observance of the rules for crossing railway crossings, crossing a red light, exceeding the speed by more than 60 km / h, refusal to give way to a car when traffic conditions require it, a pedestrian is not allowed to pass at a pedestrian crossing, a U-turn or movement in reverse in a prohibited place, as well as turning or turning in places prohibited by signs.
At the moment, the draft of the new Code of Administrative Offenses is at the stage of public discussion, after which it will be considered by the government of the Russian Federation. The document is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2021.