A draft amendment to the Code of Administrative Offenses has been submitted to the State Duma, which establishes the amount of responsibility for those who like to skip a “hare” through payment terminals. It is also known how the system of levying new fines will be implemented. It is curious that the bill leaves a loophole for the rabbits.
For “failure to fulfill the obligation to pay toll roads” you will have to pay 2,500 rubles (for trucks and buses the fine will be 5,500 rubles). According to Kommersant, Rostransnadzor will be responsible for making decisions, and it is planned to calculate hares using automatic fixation cameras.
Accordingly, fines will be sent not to drivers, but to car owners. It is interesting that the bill also implies the possibility of avoiding the payment of a fine: for this, it is nevertheless necessary to deposit the funds that the “hare” has saved within 60 days. True, what mechanism will be used for this is not yet specified.
But it’s known that a new penalty is introduced primarily so that toll road operators have the opportunity to switch to the “free-flow” system – a non-contact payment method that does not require stops in front of terminals and barriers. The government believes that refusing to build terminals will save a lot of money and may even lead to lower tariffs.
The first toll road, where there will be no such terminals, should be the Central Ring Road in the suburbs of Moscow: its northern section between the Leningradsky and Gorkovsky highways is planned to be launched this summer.