Can multiple cameras be fined for the same violation of traffic rules
Two penalties for one violation of traffic rules: Myth or reality?
Recently on various forums on the web much discussion of double fines from the cameras of the traffic police, which are issued for the same violation of the Rules of the road. And you received two fines for the same traffic violation? I think this can not be? I think that’s a mistake? And here and there. These fines really started to come to many motorists. So be careful on the road. The authorities invented a new way to make profit on ordinary car owners. How? Now tell.
Do you think any of the cameras of the traffic police on the road? Of course, we are talking about photo and video, which reveal the limit is exceeded the speed limit. In Russia every year are issued millions in fines for speeding. This is the most frequent violation of traffic rules in our country. However, I want to note that this does not mean that in Russia all drivers do not honor the existing legislation in the field of road safety. So why the fines for speeding are discharged in batches? For many regions of Russia the traffic police fines have become almost the main source of income of local budgets. And it’s all in the camera locations, which is selected not just. Yes, of course, when the state authorities decide where to install one or another camera, take into account the number of accidents on different road sections, the number of transport stream, etc. But the main criterion when choosing the location of the complex photo and video recording is the future collection of fines for traffic violations. Yes, unfortunately, that’s what selfish purpose can be traced in the places of arrangement of cameras of the police (although of course not everywhere).
But believe me, in Russia many places where the camera is in principle not necessary, but nevertheless are. And so cleverly that drivers often simply do not have time to slow down and eventually violate traffic rules. For example, you could see how dramatically changing the maximum vehicle speed from 80 to 40 km/h. Agree, not all drivers can manage to quickly reduce the speed to 40 km/h. And such examples are many in the country.
It has also recently been allowed to install the complexes photo and video fixation traffic violations in places of carrying out repair work on other sections of the road where there are temporary road signs and markings. So now the cameras of the traffic police have the right to prescribe penalties for speeding in the area of temporary signs, limiting maximum speed. In the end, the new legislation has created a feeder for the traffic police which are engaged in a massive replenishment of local budgets.
You cannot imagine what a field of activity on collecting of fines was opened with the introduction of the standards, allowing to install cameras traffic police in the area of the temporary signs and markings. You know, why do it? In order to catch drivers in violation of traffic rules in places where people had learned by heart the location of the cameras of the traffic police. Of course, in places where people learned all the camera collection of fines plummeted. Because people, knowing the location of the camera, in advance reduce speed and passing a complex photo and video recording in the limit.
But when you enter a temporary reduction in maximum permitted speed on a particular stretch of road, the first month not all drivers see temporary road signs and end up violating traffic rules.
Yes, of course we do not argue that traffic cameras need. After all, they really changed the traffic situation in the country. But when the cameras turns into business for local budgets, that’s another story.
Now let’s take a closer look at a new way of earnings in many regions. In Russia began to apply double complexes photo and video fixation, which control certain sections of highways. For example, did you know that in Moscow and many other Russian cities you can fine for the same violation of traffic Rules two cameras? Of course, under current law it is impossible. But remember that we live in Russia. And here EVERYTHING is possible!
So imagine the situation. You are moving on city road at a speed of 85 km/h, being sure not to break the speed limit in accordance with the law. Suppose, for example, on this stretch of road maximum allowed speed will be 80 km/h. Under current law, exceeding the speed limit by 20 km/h not punishable by law. Accordingly, the speed of 85 km/h on the road with the maximum allowed speed of 80 km/h will not be considered a traffic violation. And then imagine that you suddenly enter a stretch of road where the speed limit is 60 km/h.
So if you do not have time to reduce speed, break traffic rules, exceeding the speed of 25 km/h. Of course, if in this place there is a complex photo and video recording, it will record the offense. The end result is a “chain letter” that you will receive along with the receipt for payment by mail. Did you know that you can instead of a penalty to one traffic violation two receipts which will be applied to two completely different resolutions on attraction you to administrative responsibility? How can this be? Very simple. Your speeding was recorded by two cameras of the traffic police. And one camera recorded your speed limit during movement and the other your rear license plate. In the end you get two completely different regulations about speeding, one from the camera, fixing the car while moving, and one with the camera, “shooting” in the ass.
However, I just want to draw your attention to the fact that such double penalties is a gross violation of the law. You can’t be twice brought to administrative responsibility for the same traffic violations.
But who cares? Because the camera is soulless electronics that without a break records traffic violations and sends everything into a single database of traffic police, where the computer automatically makes administrative decision on the violation of traffic Rules.
So hardly double the illegal fines – these are some of the errors of computers or people. Has been repeatedly proven that the system of photo and video works in fully automatic mode, stamping fines indiscriminately. Suffice it to recall the high-profile cases when drivers are prescribed penalties for traffic violations they did not commit. We will remind that recently to the driver, who was driving the tow truck with a broken car, came the penalty of speeding. Also not once in the media have discussed the errors of the cameras of the traffic police, which prescribed penalties to the cars stuck in traffic jams.
And many such examples. This clearly indicates that the issuing of fines for traffic violations put on stream. That is, almost all of the resolution on violation of traffic rules are issued without the participation of the traffic police. If this were not so, believe me, sending out double penalties from multiple cameras, the traffic police for the same violation of traffic rules would be impossible, as any traffic officer would have noticed that two cameras actually recorded one traffic violation. It was enough to see the time of committing the offense and the location of the cameras. In this case, they would coincide. Accordingly, the state authorities in this case are required to send only one resolution on attraction to administrative responsibility.
But should doesn’t mean that it will. Unfortunately, cases of double penalties for the same violation of traffic rules is becoming more and more. This clearly suggests that this is not the fault of the cameras of the traffic police. This is really done on purpose. Although, of course, is no prove. But if you think logically, the conclusion that a similar distribution of double fines intent is obvious. But how? After all, if double fine is illegal, the authorities placed a dual chamber and expelling double the fines, should know that people will challenge the fines in court. What’s the meaning of this trickery?
The thing is that, according to statistics, in Russia only 15% of all drivers contesting the fines in court. Accordingly, most drivers prefer to quietly pay the fines. Especially in the first 20 days, when according to the legislation of the grace period during which fines can be paid with a discount of 50%.
Most drivers prefer not to deal with judicial Affairs, even if the fine was discharged illegally. The situation, of course, terrible. After all, in this mood of society for a long time we will go to the authorities to strictly comply with the law and the rights of citizens.
But, alas, far from it.
The situation of dual penalties is exactly the same as with the mailing of receipts for utility debts. Because often the owners of apartments and houses are getting a debt receipt despite the lack of debt. The calculation of the utilities in this case are simple. Someone may not check the information about the debt and just pay the ticket. Thus, the utility trying to throw the debts of some citizens on others.
Same thing with the dual cameras of the traffic police. The hope was that 70-80% of drivers using a grace period of payment of the fine will not get involved in litigation and just pay the fine. Also, many drivers may simply not notice that he had received two fines for the same traffic violations. Especially if two fines come in the mail at different times. By the way, the traffic police no one bothers to send two envelopes with an interval of 1 day. If one of the envelopes with the penalty coming in the day, you can receive two fines for the same traffic violations with an interval of 5-7 days. Of course, many of you really can not pay attention to what, in fact, you received penalties for one violation of traffic Rules.
Those who are attentive will likely draw attention to the violation of the law and maybe even go to challenge the fines in court. But, unfortunately, such drivers will be a little. In this calculation, with the purpose of replenishment of local budgets.
But why should the citizens of our country do not take an active position on protection of their legal rights? Why many drivers prefer not to get involved with the courts and just pay for the questionable penalties? The whole thing in a not very convenient procedure for contesting the fines from the cameras of the traffic police. Because in order to challenge the penalty, you will have 10 days to write to the court petition challenging an administrative report on bringing the driver to justice. Then you might have to visit the court and after spending a whole day there, to hear what the hearing is adjourned. Taking into account the workload of the courts in Moscow and major cities of the country like numerous postponements of court hearings are not uncommon. In the end, the people to challenge one penalty, forced to wander in the courts and lose your personal time. As a result, many drivers decide that it is easier to pay the fine with a 50% discount, than trying to prove something in court.
Agree, interesting scheme for replenishment of local budgets. Although, of course, we do not argue that traffic cameras have really improved traffic conditions and reduced the number of accidents. But this does not mean that the cameras of the traffic police should become a machine for printing money to local budgets.