Summer is a traditional time for car trips and country trips. But in addition to Friday traffic jams at the exit of major cities, drivers should be aware of some unexpected fines that are typical for this particular time of year. In addition, some of them threaten serious financial losses and can destroy the rest. Autonews.ru remembered the main “summer” violations.
Most summer residents are well aware of the location of cameras on country roads. As a result, some drivers sometimes do not even activate the navigator during the trip (it shows the location of the bands), knowing where it is necessary to slow down in order not to face a fine. However, in the last year, the number of traffic cameras has increased.
Russia currently has a flexible system of fines for reckless drivers. So, to exceed the speed limit by 20-40 km / h, you will have to pay 500 rubles. Drivers who exceed the speed limit by 40-60 km / h will say goodbye to 1000-1500 rubles. For exceeding the speed limit from 60 to 80 km / h, the driver can lose his license for a period of 4 to 6 months or pay a fine of up to 2,500 rubles. More severe punishment awaits motorists who have exceeded the speed limit of more than 80 km / h. In this case, offenders risk being left without a certificate for six months. This will happen if the offender is stopped by the inspector. If the violation is photographed by the camera, then the fine will be 5000 rubles.
Penalty for talking on the phone
What many motorists do not know is that, for example, cameras appeared in Moscow not long ago, which can record a loose seat belt and talk on the phone while driving. Thus, in the capital at the moment there are already 450 such complexes.
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When fastening a seat belt or using a telephone while driving a car, fines are automatically imposed by vehicle owners: both natural and legal persons. The size of the fine is the same for everyone: 1 thousand rubles. for a loosened seat belt and 1.5 thousand rubles. about phone.
We must remember that such a punishment can be applied unlimited times in a day. In this case, the legislation does not provide for an increase in penalties for repeated violations. The fine can be paid with a 50% discount in the first 20 days after the decision is made.
Improper transportation of children
In summer, most Russians tend to take their children out of town for vacation. But some drivers forget the rules for transporting small passengers. According to the traffic rules, the child car seat must be used from the birth of the baby until the age of 7 years. From 7 to 11 years in the rear seat, small passengers can be carried in restraint systems or simply fastened with a seat belt. Children from 7 to 11 years old can also be transported in the front seat of a car, but only using child restraint systems.
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In addition, the seat and restraint systems should be appropriate for the child’s height and weight – you can not put him in a chair from which he has already grown. Failure to comply with these rules will also result in a fine. The penalty for this violation is a fine of 3 thousand rubles.
Painting car windows becomes especially topical in the summer. According to an Autonews.ru correspondent in several service centers in Moscow, the demand for the service remains high and increases even more during the hot season. At the same time, as the director of one of the companies explained, many drivers do not even know the permissible level of color and fines for excessive tinted windows.
According to the standards, the windshield and the front side windows must have at least 70% light transmission. For “deaf” coloring, a fine of 500 rubles is provided. (Article 12.5 of the Code of Administrative Offenses).
In cases where drivers do not remove the paint at the scene of the violation, they are issued a requirement that obliges them to remove the film. A motorist who ignores this requirement will run into serious problems. So in the future he will be subject to administrative liability for disobeying a legal order or request of a police officer. The offender can face punishment up to administrative arrest or forced labor for a period of 40 to 120 hours.
Penalty for driving a car in the forest or on the river
An ordinary summer trip to the forest or fishing can lead to serious financial losses. For example, those who like to relax on the banks of a river or lake can receive a fine of 4.5 thousand rubles. The fact is that in Russia there is a water code that prohibits the movement of cars in the water protection zone in places without hard roads, that is, on absolutely any unpaved roads.
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Before you go for a picnic or pick mushrooms in the forest, you should find out if the area is a state nature reserve, national park, state nature reserve, natural monument or botanical garden. You can find this information on the Internet. Otherwise, a trip by car will result in a fine of 5-7 thousand rubles.
Car wash charge
Some motorists wash their own cars in the country, wanting to save money. Officially, federal law does not prohibit it. However, you can get a fine for washing a car. The fact is that most of the time drivers are not limited to ordinary water and use various shampoos and other chemicals that can get into the dirt when washing the car. As a result, the site is contaminated not only by the car owner but also by his neighbors. In this case, the driver risks getting a fine of 3,000 to 5,000 rubles.
You will also have to pay a fine (the exact amount depends on the area) if the driver decides to wash the car off-site. In addition, it is forbidden to wash cars near water bodies. In this case, according to art. 8.42 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation, a fine of 3 to 4 thousand rubles may be imposed.