With the onset of hot weather and the start of the May holidays, many motorists traditionally leave for the suburbs. The Moscow Ministry of Transport has already warned of a serious increase in the flow of cars going to the area. However, stopping in “countryside” traffic jams is not the only problem that awaits drivers on country roads.
Until the beginning of the barbecue season, Autonews.ru decided to remind the most unexpected fines that await drivers on their way to nature.
Dirty room just fine
Spring thawing can cause a number of serious problems for motorists. For example, piles of dirt flying into a car will make it very difficult to locate car numbers. This can lead to a fine of 500 rubles. However, the driver can get off with the usual warning if he removes the dirt from the numbers on the spot.
However, the traffic inspector may decide that the driver intentionally put dirt on the license plates to avoid fines from the cameras. This happens when, for example, the rooms are covered with dirt in hot and dry weather. Such actions fall under Part 2 of the article. 12.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses and is punished with a fine of 5 thousand rubles or deprivation of rights for up to 3 months. The court will consider the details of the incident.
Do not forget to wear a vest when you stop
On the way to nature, the driver will need to make a short stop to wipe the headlights, check the wheels or just carry something in the trunk. At night and in conditions of insufficient visibility, when leaving the car on a country road, the driver should not forget to wear a reflective vest. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a fine of 500 rubles.
Under the conditions of insufficient visibility of the traffic rules, the visibility of the road is less than 300 m in conditions of fog, rain, snow and other rainfall, as well as at dusk. The document defines darkness as the time from the end of the twilight to the beginning of the morning twilight.
Proper transportation of goods
Sometimes the trunk may not be enough for the entire load. Some drivers in this case place the luggage on the roof or even drive with the trunk open. And at the same time, the protruding load is marked with graphic tape.
However, this is not enough. According to the traffic rules, in this case, the cargo must also be marked “Oversized cargo” (square plate with diagonal white and red stripes). Otherwise, the driver will face a fine of 500 rubles.
Fine for driving a car on the river
A car trip on a lake or river can result in a serious fine for a driver. The fact is that the water code prohibits the movement of cars in the water protection zone in places without hard roads, ie on absolutely any unpaved roads. The offender can be fined 4.5 thousand rubles. Employees for such an offense will pay 8-12 thousand rubles and for legal entities the amount of the fine is already 200-400 thousand rubles.
Water protection zones are lands adjacent to the shores of seas, rivers, streams, canals, lakes, reservoirs and in which a special regime is established.
Penalty for getting your feet out of the car
Sometimes you can see passengers getting their feet out of the car window during a long trip. But it is worth remembering that such actions can be very dangerous, especially in the event of an accident and even sudden braking. In addition, such a trip leads to a fine.
According to art. 12.23 of the Code for the transport of persons out of the cabin or seats provided by the plan, the driver faces a fine of 1000 rubles.
Prohibition of movement in the forest
When going on a picnic in the woods, it is worth checking in advance if this area is a state nature reserve, national park, state nature reserve, natural monument or botanical garden. Otherwise, traveling by car will lead to financial losses for the motorist: a fine of 5-7 thousand rubles.
However, most of the time such zones have fences and signs. But in any case, before you go on vacation, it is better to check the condition of the site.
Car wash penalty
Many summer residents wash cars right on the spot. Officially, the law does not prohibit such actions. However, there are times when road dirt and technical liquids penetrate the ground. As a result, the site is contaminated not only by the car owner but also by his neighbors.
Everything else depends on local laws. For example, in the Moscow region, such a violation will cost the driver from 3 to 5 thousand rubles. As explained to the local government, you can only wash your car in designated areas. At the same time, cottages, as well as common areas in gardening and gardening partnerships, do not belong to them. In addition, it is forbidden to wash cars near water bodies: rivers, lakes, etc. In this case, according to the article. 8.42 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation, a fine of 3 to 4 thousand rubles may be imposed.
End of garbage
At present, there is no separate article in the Code of Administrative Offenses in Russia that would provide for a fine for dumping garbage from cars. However, these drivers are administratively liable for non-compliance with environmental requirements. For individuals, the fine is 1-2 thousand rubles. and 2-3 thousand rubles. for repeated violation.
However, a separate fine of 3,000 rubles may soon appear in the Code of Administrative Offenses. for drivers throwing rubbish out of the car. It is planned to calculate the offenders, including with the help of cameras. The complexes are planned to be installed “in places where such violations are more likely to occur”. Violators will also be caught with the help of camera traps, which are activated automatically when moving near the installation sites.
Risk of fire
Traditionally, with the onset of heat in many Russian regions, local authorities have established a special fire regime. This is due to the risk of forest fires due to grass burning and inaccurate use of fire. During this regime (usually 21 days), excursions to the forest are strictly prohibited.
Also, holidaymakers and locals are not allowed to make fires, burn rubbish or dry grass. The offender will face a fine of 4-5 thousand rubles.
Fine for music in the car
When relaxing, many people enjoy listening to loud music. Such actions can greatly upset other summer residents, who have every right to call the police at the scene.