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Prime Minister: Both drivers and pedestrians must obey traffic rules

«We need to change the driving culture in the country and ensure that drivers and pedestrians to comply with the rules of the road,» the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev said at a working meeting.

The head of the Cabinet noted that innovations that imply tougher penalties for violation of the traffic rules caused an ambiguous reaction. Some people support them, while others express discontent.

Our task is to make the roads safe, so that people stop crippling and dying.

Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev

«The toughening of penalties is aimed not at charging more fines, but at restoring order on the roads. We want to achieve a reduction in traffic accidents and turn the situation on the roads into a more civilized course,» Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev stressed.

The Prime Minister pointed out that if a punitive approach had previously prevailed in the list of punishments, then after the entry into force of new laws, a bias towards humanization of justice and criminal legislation should be noticeable.

«But even if certain norms are really quite harsh, they are mandatory, they must be obeyed by all residents of our country. It is important for the citizens to realize the inevitability of punishment,» said Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev.

The head of government stressed that active work would be carried out to detect and eradicate corruption among law enforcement officers, and called on active citizens to assist.

«We will get rid of dishonest inspectors without attention to posts and ranks. Therefore, I have instructed in the shortest possible time to develop a set of measures for the prevention and detection of corruption,» Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev summed up.