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The Duma proposed to punish traffic police inspectors for illegal fines

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A group of members of the Russian parliament on Monday, May 23, will submit to the State Duma of the Russian Federation a bill on the introduction of fines for traffic police officers for illegally bringing drivers to administrative responsibility. Yaroslav Nilov, deputy head of the LDPR Duma faction, spoke about this.

The authors of the amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation are deputies from the LDPR faction, as well as senators Ivan Abramov, Vadim Dengin and Elena Afanasyeva, specified in Nilov’s Telegram channel.

According to the explanatory note to the bill, Russian drivers will appeal no more than 10% of erroneous decisions to bring to administrative responsibility. The Liberal Democratic Party explains this by saying that it is easier for a car owner to pay a fine than to waste time and effort on proceedings. At the same time, the current version of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation does not provide for punishment for an official who issued a decision on a fine by mistake.

If the proposed amendments are adopted, traffic police officers will be fined for erroneous decisions in the amount of an administrative fine, which is indicated in such a decision, but not less than 5 thousand rubles.

According to parliamentarians, the introduction of liability for officials for unlawful punishment of car owners will help protect the rights of drivers. It is also expected that this will reduce the number of decisions on administrative offenses issued by the traffic police erroneously.

Earlier, Russian drivers had a new way appeal fines for traffic violations. From March 14, this can be done through the mobile application “Gosuslugi Avto”. You can challenge online only those fines that are automatically issued by traffic cameras. A decision on each contested fine is made within 10 days.

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