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The State Duma has increased penalties for drivers and pedestrians

April 22 2009

Increased penalties for drivers who do not pass pedestrians on a zebra. The State Duma adopted today in the third and final reading amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences Russia.

Motorists for traffic violations is necessary to lay 800-1000 rubles. Currently, a fine of 100 rubles. Stopping or parking of vehicles on pedestrian crossings, except for forced stop, or violation of rules of stopping or parking on the sidewalk, creates obstacles to the movement pedestrians, shall entail a warning or an administrative fine of 300 rubles (now - a warning or a fine of 200 to 300 rubles). A driver who violates the rules for the transportation of passengers will be fined 500 rubles (currently a fine of 100 rubles). This measure applies to the transportation of children without special seats.

Penalty for breach of pedestrians increased from 100 to 200 rubles. Amendments to existing legislation would improve the relationship between drivers and pedestrians, in addition to protect the other side of the road users of undisciplined drivers, and improve child safety, said the deputy, United Russia, Natalia Ermakova.

She complained that the country's driver's culture is still very low, there is no tradition to pass pedestrians. "Pedestrians pass the transition as quickly as possible, constantly looking around, and would go quietly, because they do not break the rules," - said the parliamentarian. Ermakova also noted that pedestrian accidents remains the most common type of accidents.

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