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Penalties for driving on right-hand drive cars planned already from 2018

Penalties for the use of right-hand drive cars for commercial purposes (for the transport of passengers, baggage and cargo), postponed until 2020, are proposed to enter as early as January 1, 2018. Amendments to the Law «On Road Transport» and the Code on Administrative Responsibility were brought to public discussion.

The bill is designed to increase liability for violations of traffic rules.

For example, the penalty for violation by drivers and passengers of the rules of using a seat belt or a helmet is increased — from three calculated indicators to five (from 300 to 500 soms).

The penalty for toning is increased from 20 to 30 calculated indicators (from 2,000 to 3,000 soms).

At times increase fines for speeding. Depending on the magnitude of its excess, the fine is proposed to be set at a rate of 700 to 8,000 soms. The punishment is toughened for the passage to the prohibition signal of the traffic light, as well as ignoring the stop line.

For violation by drivers of the rules of transportation of dangerous, bulky and heavy cargoes, fine increases from 10 to 20 calculated indicators (from 1,000 to 2,000 soms).

The use of right-hand drive cars for commercial purposes is punishable by a fine of 20 calculated indicators (2,000 soms). If the offense is committed again within a year, a fine is imposed in the amount of 30 calculation indicators (3,000 soms) or deprived of the right to drive vehicles for six months.

Earlier, Vice Prime Minister Temir Dzhumakadyrov stated that the government would sharply tighten the punishment for violation of traffic rules.