The traffic police banned the use of hand-held radar to measure speed

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, has banned employees of the State Traffic Inspectorate (GIBDD) from using mobile photo-video fixation systems operating in manual mode, said the official representative of the department, Irina Volk.

“Vladimir Kolokoltsev has decided to stop the use of manual mobile photo and video recording systems in the daily activities of the State Traffic Inspectorate units,” said Irina Volk.

Kolokoltsev also reported a reduction in accidents on the roads due to exceeding the speed limit. According to him, this became possible, among other things, thanks to the development of a system for photo and video recording of violations of traffic rules (SDA).

To date, according to the ministry’s calculations, there are 23,400 photo and video recording systems operating on Russian roads. The functionality of stationary and mobile complexes allows you to fix various compositions of traffic violations in automatic mode.

The first restrictions on the use of radars were introduced back in 2016. Then Kolokoltsev instructed the traffic police at the regional level to stop using mobile devices for photo and video recording of traffic violations in everyday activities.

The head of the traffic police, Mikhail Chernikov, said earlier that the speed limit on Russian roads could be increased to 150 km/h in some sections. According to him, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has already proposed to increase the maximum speed on motorways from 110 to 130 km/h, which did not lead to an increase in accidents.

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