The State Traffic Inspectorate sent an instruction to regional units not to issue fines for traffic violations recorded by traffic cameras during bad weather conditions and in a number of other circumstances. This became known to "Kommersant".
- According to the new documents, drivers cannot be punished during fog or heavy rain, when it is difficult to get a high-quality snapshot of the violation. It is forbidden to fine motorists in the absence of information signs or markings in front of stationary cameras, as well as in case of frequent complaints from drivers about the inaccuracy of the operation of a particular complex, when traffic lights are turned off and when road works are carried out without temporary road signs with a yellow background.
- However, the new recommendations have no legal force, since it is not a law, regulation or departmental order. Therefore, it will not work to challenge or cancel on the basis of such instructions.
Such additions were required after the traffic police conducted inspections of complexes for fixing violations throughout the country, which took place from the beginning of 2018 to June 30, 2019. It turned out that, on average, 25 percent of all camera photos cannot be used for making decisions, and in 22 regions this figure is even higher. Including in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Tyumen regions.