State Duma deputies will propose to toughen punishment up to criminal liability for repeated violation of traffic rules (SDA) and creating a threat to the life and health of people, the chairman of the lower house of parliament Vyacheslav Volodin wrote in his Telegram channel.
“Situations when they arrange races, recklessly, in order to become famous on social networks and increase the number of subscribers, are unacceptable. This poses a danger to others: people become disabled, innocent citizens die. This creates a threat to the life of not only road users – drivers and passengers, but also those who are at pedestrian crossings, sidewalks, bus stops, ”he said.
In addition to criminal punishment, the deputies want to propose to confiscate the vehicles of the violators. The corresponding amendments to the legislation were prepared by the deputies Vladimir Vasilyev, Vasily Pisarev, Evgeny Moskvichev and Adalbi Shkhagoshev, Volodin added.
On November 20, autoblogger Said Gubdensky was killed in an accident on Kutuzovsky Prospekt in Moscow, TASS reported, citing a source. The press service of the capital’s prosecutor’s office said that earlier the man was repeatedly brought to administrative responsibility for traffic violations and was deprived of his rights. On his page on the social network, he published a video showing violations of the rules.
Earlier, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin submitted to the Moscow City Duma a bill to increase fines for motorists for deliberate violation of peace and quiet at night from 500 to 5000 rubles. In addition, the head of the capital proposed to prohibit the use of cars and motorcycles with fully or partially modified mufflers in the city, if they disturb the peace and quiet of residents at night. Irina Rukavishnikova, First Deputy Chairperson of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Legislation, noted that the measure could be extended to all of Russia.