MIA considers a sign of «Spikes» on the cars outdated

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotoreceptori familiar with glued Spines. Archival photoMIA considers a sign of «Spikes» on the cars outdated© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

MIA believes that the mark «Spikes» for the car has lost relevance, and sees no more need to install it. It follows from the reply of the Deputy head of the Department Mikhail Vanichkin at the request of the Deputy of the state Duma Sergei Boyarsky.

As noted by Vanichkin in the letter, which is available to RIA Novosti, the need to sign no more, because the dynamic characteristics of the vehicle are determined mainly by other factors: design, degree of congestion, availability of modern electronic systems, contributing to the deceleration and stabilization, and the like. Thus, the sign «Thorns» does not allow us to judge the likely nature of movement of the machine, especially in winter conditions.

In addition, the sign pasted on the rear window limits the view from the driver’s seat. International obligations on the use of this sign is also not available.

According to the Deputy Minister, Ministry of interior has prepared a draft government decree abolishing the obligation to establish the sign of the «Spikes». The document was agreed with the Ministry of labour, Ministry of transport and Ministry of economic development, the Ministry of justice gave it a positive conclusion. Soon it will submit to the government.

Boyar believes that the abolition of this rule will not take long.

«I think that once all approvals and all passed over, we may soon have to wait for the official abolition of this rule <…> the Position of the Ministry of internal Affairs, but all the others referred to in the answer, the same as, I think, with the majority of motorists who have long considered this information unnecessary,» the Deputy told RIA Novosti.