The penalty may be discharged and rider: a reminder of the traffic police

Left the scene of an accident on a bike – expect a penalty

The penalty may be discharged and rider: a reminder of the traffic police

A few days earlier, in the section of the Russian newspaper “Fleet”, the heading “accidents”, came the laconic news stating that cyclists involved in a traffic accident and left the scene of the accident, can be brought to administrative responsibility. The report was made with reference to the press service of the Moscow traffic police control.

 

As soon as news is determined that an administrative violation, the cyclist will be issued a Protocol under articles 12.29 and 12.30 of the Cao. In this case, the penalty will not exceed 800 rubles.

 

The news completes a statistical excerpt: “As noted in the capital traffic police, for seven months of this year in Moscow recorded 131 accidents involving cyclists. In 21% of cases the accident was caused by violations of traffic rules by cyclists”.

 

We have read this material and wondered what could it be? What sign wanted to the Moscow traffic police two-wheeled community? Perhaps one of the following?

1. Allow the accumulated statistics data for the accident rate among cyclists since the beginning of the year. Well, Yes, accidents with two-wheeled muscle-powered transport, alas, occur, and this is difficult to do anything without massive infusion of infrastructure melomanov. There are several global factors:

The lack of organized trails;

The lack of high standards of behavior both for cyclists and pedestrians;

Low responsibility of drivers of motor vehicles in relation to the party movement on the bike. The latter simply do not notice in the flow and ignore.

 

Well, as for 21% of the accidents initiated by the cyclists, so it’s actually a good indicator (in the sense of the small number of accidents). For example, in the same capital in road accident with participation of pedestrians are the fault of the latter there were more than 590 traffic accidents from 1.700 accident from January to July 2018. That is, the pedestrian movement is to blame for almost a third of the assaults, while cyclists are more disciplined and better observe traffic rules – only every sixth motorcycle accidents happen for no fault of their own.

Statistics of road accident in Moscow in January-July 2018

 

The penalty may be discharged and rider: a reminder of the traffic police

2. Legislation has changed? For cyclists raised the fines?

Either. Both articles in which the cyclist may be prosecuted introduced into the Administrative code for a long time and has not been revised.

 

Article 12.29. Violation of traffic Rules by a pedestrian or other person participating in process of traffic

Part 2 of article 12.29:

2. Violation of traffic Rules by a person driving the bike or the driver or other person directly participating in process of traffic (except for persons specified in paragraph 1 of this article, as well as the driver of the vehicle),
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of eight hundred rubles.
 
However, if the cyclist was intoxicated and made arrival on the person or crashed into the vehicle, it will be considered an aggravating circumstance that reflected the increased sanction:
 
3. The traffic violation, the persons referred to in paragraph 2 of this article, committed in a state of intoxication,
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount from one thousand to one thousand five hundred roubles.

 

In the case of causing mild or moderate damage to health of the injured cyclist will be applied article 12.30 of the Cao:

Violation of traffic Rules by a pedestrian or other participant of traffic, which caused interference with the vehicle traffic or causing minor or medium-gravity harm to health of the victim
 
1. Violation of traffic Regulations by pedestrian, passenger of a vehicle or other participant of traffic (except the driver of the vehicle), the entailed creation of hindrances in movement of vehicles
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount of one thousand rubles.
 
2. Violation of traffic Regulations by pedestrian, passenger of a vehicle or other participant of traffic (except the driver of the vehicle), which entailed by negligence the infliction of minor or medium gravity harm to health of the victim,
shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine in the amount from one thousand to one thousand five hundred roubles.

 

The penalty may be discharged and rider: a reminder of the traffic police

3. In our opinion, most likely, the reminder can be tied to the resonance of the scandal with the attempted withdrawal of driving license cyclists from St. Petersburg, which, having made arrival on the pedestrian on the sidewalk was in a surreal situation in which the traffic police do almost stripped of her driver’s license. The case we described in detail in this article:

Can deprive of the rights for an accident on a bike?

 

By the way, later, the case was withdrawn by the police, the owner of the bike escaped with a fine.

 

Nevertheless, whatever the real goal of presledovali material posted on the pages of WP.ru, we believe that the repetition of the rules, responsibilities and understanding of their rights will not be superfluous. So, what shakes us.

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