On December 22, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, on his official Telegram channel, commented on the adoption of a law on criminal punishment for reckless drivers on the roads.
“Almost every week you and I see from the media that through the fault of reckless drivers, majors on expensive cars, people become disabled and die. The usual fines do not stop these autocaps. Situations when reckless drivers regularly violate traffic rules and are not punished until people are hurt are unacceptable, ”said Viacheslav Volodin.
According to the Speaker of the State Duma, it is planned to work out other measures of influence on the reckless drivers and make appropriate legislative changes.
The State Duma in the third, final, reading adopted on December 22 a bill on criminal liability for reckless drivers on the roads. Amendments are made to the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation.
The law establishes punishment for reckless drivers in the form of imprisonment for up to two years and deprivation of the right to hold a certain position for up to three years.
The bill provides for criminal liability in case of violation of traffic rules, such as speeding over 60 km / h, driving into oncoming traffic or tramways on the opposite route, if the driver who allowed them was twice previously subjected to administrative punishment for similar offenses and was deprived of his rights.
Those reckless drivers who already have a criminal record for this will face imprisonment for up to three years with the deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to six years. Fines can range from 300,000 to 600,000 rubles.
The question of toughening punishment for reckless drivers was raised shortly after the resonant road accident that occurred in Moscow on November 20. On that day, three cars – Volvo, Mercedes and BMW collided on Kutuzovsky Prospekt, the latter was driven by blogger Magomedsaid Zainudinov, also known as Said Gubdensky. He and his passenger, President of the Federation of Automobile and Motor Sports of Dagestan Zaur Ibragimov, were killed.
Two people were also injured – one from a Volvo car and one from a Mercedes.