The non-taxable threshold for exceeding the speed limit will remain at the level of 20 kilometers per hour; it is not planned to reduce it to 10 kilometers per hour. This was announced on the air of "Russia 1" by the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev.
“We are categorically opposed to such an innovation, the reduction of the non-penalty threshold from 20 to 10 kilometers per hour. The position of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the new edition of the "Code of Administrative Offenses" has been taken into account. And even the amount of the fine does not change. Still, practice shows that the main thing in road safety is the arrangement of highways. If the road is provided with dividing barriers, if it is illuminated, if the surface is even, this has a much greater impact on road safety than this manipulation - 10 kilometers more, 10 kilometers less. I can also note that the public has become more active in helping. 16.5 thousand we received signals this year that a citizen personally sees a drunk driver getting behind the wheel. Moreover, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, at a meeting of the State Council, initiated the confiscation of a vehicle if it was re-driven while drunk."
In large European countries, and even more so in the United States, the accident rate on the roads is higher, but at the same time the death rate from road accidents is much lower. Why more people die on Russian roads, argues auto expert, TV presenter Vyacheslav Subbotin.
Vyacheslav Subbotin auto expert, TV presenter “Safety is not at the threshold of speed, but in the road infrastructure. This is the separation of lanes, intersections at different levels, pedestrian crossings that do not intersect with the carriageway, this is the arrangement of roadsides and public transport stops, lighting. They are right when they say that this will not radically affect the reduction of accidents, not even accidents, but the number of people killed, that is what is important. In particular, in the most auto-mobile country, in America, the permissible error is 18-20 kilometers per hour, exactly the same in Russia. Of course, you also need to deal with public transport. For example, by buses. You know what accidents happen: one bus crashed and 30 deaths. Passenger transportation should be done in the same way as in Europe: the bus has served ten years, everything is sent to be melted down. Now a modern bus has a different body structure, it already works differently for rollover. Will withstand this body, will not hesitate. Of course, all modern active and passive safety systems - traction control system, lane keeping system, automatic braking - are present in [modern] passenger transport, they are not present in the 20-year-old."
Earlier, the traffic police said that the most common cause of death on Russian roads is associated with the departure of the car into the oncoming lane. In addition, the reasons for the high mortality rate on our roads are, according to experts, deficiencies in the education of drivers and pedestrians, drunk driving, the use of telephones while driving, as well as flaws in the legal prosecution of offenders.