Yesterday, on October 30, the first deputy chief of DGAI Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine the general - the militia major Sergey Levchenko on a press - conferences in Nikolaev told about new system of penalties according to the Law of Ukraine adopted on September 24 "About modification of some acts of Ukraine for improvement of regulation of the relations in the sphere of safety of traffic". The adopted law comes into force since November 17, 2008.
According to the new law the sizes of penalties for drivers will significantly increase. According to Sergey Levchenko who took direct part in development of this law, this decision was made after careful studying of system of penalties of other countries of Europe, such, for example, as Germany. At development of the system of penalties in Ukraine the standard of living of the population of our state therefore new penalties nevertheless are lower than in other European countries was considered.
After September 17 the minimum penalty for violation of the rules of using seat belts or crash helmets will make from 51 to 85 UAH. The maximum penalty for car driving in a state of intoxication will increase to 2 thousand 550 UAH, and under aggravating circumstances - and to 3 thousand 400 UAH
Penalties and in the sphere of passenger traffic increased. Now for transportation of standing passengers on a bus route more than 500 km long the penalty will make from 170 to 255 UAH. For violation by drivers of share taxis of rules of a stop in a landing time or disembarkation of passengers - from 255 to 340 UAH
Also it is necessary to drivers considerably it will be spent and at journey for the forbidden signal of the traffic light or gesture of the traffic controler. Now it is necessary to pay a penalty for similar violations in the amount of 425 to 510 UAH.For speed exaggeration more than on 50 km/h after November 17 the penalty will make from 510 to 680 UAH, and for absence of the policy of obligatory insurance гражданско - legal responsibility of owners of land vehicles - from 425 to 850 UAH
One more innovation will expect the Ukrainian drivers since January 31, 2009. After the specified date validity will be entered by the decision that if the driver doesn't pay a penalty within 15 days, the size of a penalty will double.
In HECTARE Department