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Traffic rules violation fines up to 1 mln soms submitted to Parliament

Amendments to the Criminal Code, involving an increase in fines for violation of traffic rules, were submitted to Parliament for consideration.

According to the initiator of the bill, Dastan Bekeshev, the document was developed to reduce traffic accidents, eliminate cases of reconciliation of parties during traffic accidents resulting in death of a person, as well as to abolish corruption in imposing a criminal punishment by judges.

The current provisions of the Criminal Code allow defendants to avoid punishment, even in cases of a death of a person as a result of an accident. The accused or his relatives, using the right of reconciliation, resort to bribing the relatives of the deceased person. In most cases, they make concessions that lead to impunity.

Dastan Bekeshev

The deputy also proposes to increase fines. So, for causing less serious harm to the health of the victim of an accident, he proposes a fine of 100,000 soms or imprisonment for up to three years.

The deed leading to death is proposed to be punished by imprisonment for a term of five to seven years with deprivation of the right to drive vehicles for three years.

For driving drunk or unauthorized transport that resulted in the death of one or more persons, a fine of 10,000 calculated rates (1 million soms) with the prohibition to hold certain positions for up to three years or imprisonment for five years is proposed.