A decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, increasing the list of grounds for refusing admission to exams for licenses and issuing a driver’s license, entered into force on January 1. As TASS was informed by the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Irina Volk, this document also lifted the ban on training on highways.
Now, traffic police officers will be able to refuse access to exams for future drivers who studied in driving schools that do not have the necessary license. “If the official of the traffic police unit has information about the lack of an appropriate license for the educational organization during the period of the candidate for vocational training, admission to the exams will be denied,” said Volk. In addition, a driver who was previously deprived of the right to drive will be able to open a new category only after returning his driver’s license.
From January 1, some changes to the rules of the road relating to driving training will come into force. In particular, the ban on training on driving on motorways is lifted.
In addition, the age of admission to driving training has been clarified. So, a trained driver in a car or truck must be at least 16 years old, on a bus – at least 20 years old (now from 16 years old).