In the state Duma offered to return the fines as an alternative punishment for leaving the scene of an accident

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in foobarcontroller the traffic police. Archival photoIn the state Duma offered to return the fines as an alternative punishment for leaving the scene of an accident© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The deputies of LDPR introduced to the state Duma a bill to return the fine of 5 thousand rubles as an alternative punishment for leaving the scene of an accident in addition to the deprivation of a driver’s license, reported the press service of one of the authors of the bill, the head of the Duma Committee on labour and social policy Yaroslav Nilov.

The authors of the initiative were also made by Vice-speaker of the state Duma Igor Lebedev, deputies Vladimir Sysoyev and Andrey Svintsov.

As recalled by the developers, in 2007, the penalty for this violation was increased from sanctions of part 2 of article 12.27 of the administrative code eliminated this kind of punishment, as a penalty, and the minimum and maximum term of deprivation of the right of management by vehicles increased by six months, until 1 — 1.5 years.

The decision to tighten legislation was due to the traffic situation at the time, stated in the explanatory Memorandum. As noted by the deputies, within the last 10 years there has been a steady trend towards reducing the number of accidents.

«The bill proposes to Supplement the sanction of part 2 of article 12.27 of the administrative code a penalty of a fine in the amount of 5 000 rubles, without changing the type and period of existing sentences», — stated in the explanatory Memorandum.

The authors note that this approach allows to take into account when sentencing all the circumstances of the case, the form of guilt, which will ensure compliance with the principles of justice and humanity. The MPs explained that there are cases where the offender is formally falls under the scope of this article, for example, when is the only party of the accident, which did not lead to any damage. As pointed out by the developers, a common situation when participants of road accident the paperwork with the participation of the emergency Commissioner, and after the guilty driver leaves, another participant in the accident causing the traffic police indicates that the culprit from the scene disappeared.

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