In Russia, in the near future they can toughen the punishment for taxi drivers and public transport drivers for traffic violations. The Ministry of Transport took the initiative, RIA Novosti reported. At the moment, the department has already developed relevant amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses.
So, the fine for driving with faulty brakes or steering can increase up to 1000 rubles. Now a taxi driver will pay 500 rubles for such a violation. In addition, travel to the red light will cost 2,000 rubles (now 1,000 thousand). The penalty for turning left or turning in a prohibited place will increase from 1000-1500 rubles. up to 2000-3000 rubles.
If a taxi driver or public transport driver provoked an accident in which a person sustains minor injuries, the fine will be from 5,000 to 10,000, and the offender may be deprived of their rights for one to two years.