The state Duma rejected the draft on the prohibition of advertising on highways

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria of the state Duma of the Russian Federation during the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoThe state Duma rejected the draft on the prohibition of advertising on highways© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The state Duma at plenary session on Friday has rejected in the first reading the draft law banning advertising along the roads with an allowed speed of 90 kilometers per hour and above.

«Today there is practice for the installation of billboards along these roads, which certainly distracts drivers from operating a motor vehicle,» wrote the authors in the explanatory documents to the bill.

Therefore, in their opinion, on these highways it is necessary to impose a ban on installation of outdoor advertising and advertising structures. The authors noted that the adoption of the law «will create more favorable conditions for the prevention of accidents.»

According to the negative opinion of the relevant Committee on economic policy, industry, innovative development and entrepreneurship, legislation the issue of security of traffic when advertising on roads sufficiently resolved. At this point, the Committee, in materials to the bill does not contain any statistical information supporting the need for a ban.