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Stop, Filmed: Why Cameras Are Fined In Russia In 2020

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Stop, Filmed: Why Cameras Are Fined In Russia In 2020
Stop, Filmed: Why Cameras Are Fined In Russia In 2020
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Average speed, roadsides, pedestrians and passages in parking lots, and soon also talking on the phone, driving without compulsory motor third party liability insurance and valid diagnostic cards. We tell you what new violations have already learned how to record traffic cameras and what skills they will learn in the near future.

The functionality of traffic cameras is constantly expanding, and the risk of getting a fine even on familiar routes among inattentive motorists is growing. Changes come not only to large cities, but also to the regions - recently the traffic police said that they are already testing the fixation of phone calls while driving. And insurers assure that they are ready with the help of cameras to catch those who travel without OSAGO policies. We explain what administrative offenses, in addition to speeding, cameras have learned to record now and what should be prepared for in the near future.


Driving along parking markings

In Moscow, cameras have learned to record movement through the markings of parking spaces. We are talking about situations when motorists use the free space to avoid traffic jams. There is a direct ban on crossing such markings in the traffic rules, but traffic police inspectors usually did not record the violation, considering it insignificant. The fine is RUB 500, and drivers will receive a storyboard proving that they drove through the parking lot and not parked.

Crossing continuous markings and exit to the safety islands

Cameras that record lane changes through a solid line drawn between the lanes are most often placed in tunnels or at highway exits. The fine is 500 rubles. In the same way, crossing the guide markings and entering the safety islands are penalized. Some drivers mistakenly view these islands as a place to rest, park or show up in a minor accident. However, crossing such markings is also punished with a fine of 500 rubles - and now traffic cameras have taken over this function.

Exceeding average speed

Two synchronized cameras fix the car when entering and exiting the controlled section of the road, after which the average speed is calculated based on the time it takes to travel the section. If the resulting value is higher than the permissible value (taking into account the non-penalty threshold), then the car owner receives a fine. The corresponding norm is not yet in the Administrative Code, but the decisions are issued on the basis of Art. 12.9. "Exceeding the set speed", and such "letters of happiness" are considered legal. Violation is assessed in the same way as in the case of an "instant" excess: 500 rubles for an extra 20-40 km / h and so on.

Roadside driving

Those who drive around traffic jams on the side of the road receive fines in the amount of 1,500 rubles for each violation. This applies not only to those who overtake the stream, but also to those who use the side of the road in order to quickly reach the exit from the highway. In addition to stationary cameras, the "roadside" in Moscow began to be recorded and complexes-parkons installed in patrol cars of the Center for Traffic Management - such cars will run along the Moscow Ring Road.

Public transport lane

Traffic cameras are also struggling with those driving in dedicated public transport lanes. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the fine for this violation is 3,000 rubles, and in other cities - 1,500 rubles. However, each region can introduce benefits. For example, in Moscow, until recently, it was allowed to travel on leased lines on weekends, but now the ban has become permanent - action time signs with "hammers" have been removed on almost all leased lines, and very soon cameras will begin to record passages all seven days a week.

Pedestrian skipping

Zebra cameras cause a lot of controversy, but there are more and more of them in cities.The devices analyze several zones at once, starting from the sidewalk: they record how long the pedestrian spent at the crossing, how he started moving, how fast he moved, how the cars were driving. The camera determines by the trajectory of the pedestrian whether he met an obstacle on his way. The cameras also assess the speed at which the driver was driving, whether he lowered it or continued moving without slowing down. The fine for such a violation is RUB 2,500.

"Waffle" at the crossroads

For the creation of obstacles to the movement of vehicles at intersections in the Code of Administrative Offenses, a fine of 1000 rubles is provided. In order to discourage drivers from driving to congested intersections, yellow waffle markings are applied to problem intersections and cameras are hung. If the camera detects that the car for a long time (usually more than five seconds) stands on the "waffle" at the prohibiting traffic light without moving, interfering with others, the offender will receive a decree.

Passing the stop line

Motorists often ignore the stop sign before entering adjacent streets. Those who simply slow down a little or continue moving without changes are fined 500 rubles. Drivers are sent several pictures, and the data center also stores video recordings as evidence. According to the traffic rules, the car must come to a complete stop before the stop line - therefore, the "slowly crawl" option is not suitable.

Stopping / parking in a prohibited place

Violation of the requirements of road signs 3.27 "Stopping is prohibited" and 3.28 "Parking is prohibited" is punished with a fine of 1,500 rubles. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, drivers will have to pay 3000 rubles. There are many such cameras in front of public transport stops, where the driver cannot even quickly slow down in order to drop off or pick up a passenger - although according to traffic rules he has the right to do this if he does not interfere with OT traffic.

Passing on red and reversing

Cameras have learned to photograph the passage at a red traffic light. For the first time, the offender will receive a fine of 1,000 rubles. For each repeated offense, a resolution of 5,000 rubles will arrive. If the driver crosses the stop line on a burning red, but still stops, then the punishment will be 800 rubles. Moreover, it makes no sense to turn back after stopping: otherwise, you can get an additional fine of 500 rubles for backing up at an intersection.

Violations at railway crossings

Cameras at crossings record a whole range of violations: the passage of tracks at a red light, a stop on the tracks, passage when the barrier is closing or when the barrier is already closed. Now for fixing this violation in automatic mode, you can get a fine of 1000 rubles, but a 50% discount does not apply to it. In addition, the State Duma has already approved an increase in the fine to 5,000 rubles.

Continuous crossing and exit to the oncoming lane

Cameras distinguish between turning through a solid line and overtaking through a solid line from entering the oncoming lane. If the driver turns around under the camera or drives to the left, a “letter of happiness” will arrive for 1000–1500 rubles. If at the same time the motorist drove a little in the opposite direction, this will be considered as driving in the oncoming lane - for this violation, when fixing in automatic mode, you will have to pay 5,000 rubles. The same 5000 rubles will cost overtaking in the oncoming lane, if the driver did not have time to return to his lane before the prohibiting sign or markings.

Unpaid parking

It is from the cameras that car owners most often receive orders for unpaid parking. In Moscow, this violation is recognized by different types of devices: from street-falcones hanging on lamp posts to parkons that are attached to the interiors of traffic centers and public transport. Each subject has the right to set the amount of the sanction at its discretion. In Moscow, they are fined 5,000 rubles, in St. Petersburg - 3,000 rubles.

Coming soon: OSAGO, technical inspection and phone calls

Some violations are only planned to be administered with the help of traffic cameras. For example, the existing functionality of the devices allows you to record cars whose drivers have not issued OSAGO policies. The fine for this violation is 800 rubles, but the accuracy of the combined database of the traffic police and insurers is still hindering the introduction of control.

The situation is approximately the same with fines from cameras for lack of technical inspection. It was expected that fixing in automatic mode will begin in 2020, together with the entry into force of amendments to the law on technical inspection. However, the difficulties were again in the technical side of the issue. When they are resolved (planned by 2022), violators will receive a fine of 500 rubles for the first time, and then 800 rubles.

In addition, the traffic police intend to use cameras and neural networks to fight phone calls while driving. The Code of Administrative Offenses spelled out a fine for this violation in the amount of 1,500 rubles, but the traffic police issue it extremely rarely. However, manufacturers are already testing the work of the new function at the request of the department.

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