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Trails special treatment

While increasing the speed limit on highways to 130 km / h GC “Highways” offers a radically toughen penalties for parking on the tracks. For this violation officials want to raise the fines for drivers from 100 to 3000 rubles. Profile MPs fully supported road workers. The idea of ​​raising the speed limit is long overdue, but stalled during the negotiation phase.

The state company Russian Highways (GC “Highways”), responsible for the operation of toll roads in the State Duma issued a proposal to amend the legislation in terms of operating the motorway.

One of the main ideas that promote road builders, is to raise the speed limit on these roads with 110 km / h to 130 km / h

In particular, the “Autodor” believe that the increase in speed will reduce accidents and relieve traffic. The company cited the experience of the European Union, where only 5 of the 27 countries on the highways there is a limit of 110 km / h or less.

Officials propose to introduce raise the speed limit on motorways only, which now operates a speed limit of 110 km / h (the signs are made on a green background). This higher category road «I-A”: have two lanes in each direction are separated by a metal baffle.

In Russia there are only a few roads that meet these requirements. One of the largest federal highways are just two paid segment of the M-4 “Don”, the territory of the Moscow highway M-2 “Crimea”, 98 km to the M-9 “Baltic” from Moscow to Volokolamsk. Fully motorway will be a new road under construction Moscow – Saint-Petersburg. Also, “Highways” expects to pick up speed on the segments of M-4 in the Krasnodar region (11 km) and the M-1 in the suburbs (12 km).

By highways are circular in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but they spread the innovation is not planned.

Thus, according to the requirements of SNIP 2.05.02-85 “Highways”, the design speed for the roads «I-A” is 150 km / h

On the other country roads the speed limit will remain the same – 90 km / h

The plans to raise the speed limit GC “Highways” announced last year. In the spring of this year, the Interior Ministry has sent proposals to the government on amending the SDA, which should come into force on 1 May. But before that date, the traffic police rushed to announce that the speed limit is still the same. Sources familiar with the situation told “the Newspaper”, that the proposal has stalled because of bureaucratic red tape – one of the agencies wrapped the document on formal grounds, and it was returned for revision.

State Duma deputy Vyacheslav Lyssakov (“United Russia”), responsible in Parliament for the legislative initiatives in the field of road safety, said that raising the speed limit on highways – the idea is correct and translated into reality in the near future.

“It is clear that this is one of the motives which will promote the use of toll roads – said Lyssakov” to the Newspaper. ” – After all, if the rate on a paid site is the same as everywhere else, there are hidden cameras placed and traffic cops, then what is the point to use them? Of course, the increase in speed will relieve traffic, reduce travel times and improve the environment. This is the spirit of the times, and this should come. Existing speed limits have been taken long ago, when the cars did not have modern security systems, as it is now. ”

“Now there is a purely bureaucratic work, and the changes in the rules already on the way,” – said the deputy.

“Show the first line – we have very few of them – said,” the Newspaper “the chairman of the Movement of Russian Motorists Victor Pohmelkin. – And the fact that under the highway signs do not always meet the regulatory requirements. ” For example, not in an ideal state of the high-speed section of the M-2 “Crimea”.

At the same time raising the speed limit officials GC “Highways” offered significantly toughen penalties for stopping vehicles on the highway outside of special parking areas.

The fact that only in 2012 on two tracks GC “Highways” M-1 and M-4, one in ten major accident occurred in connection with the crackdown on stationary vehicles. In 85 of these crashes people were killed and 395 were seriously injured.

In “Avtodor” believe that the reason is a small fine. If the on-road truck stop in the right lane, the driver faces a fine of only $ 100. “The consequences of such collisions are terrible”, – states in the department.

Therefore, officials have proposed to rely on the experience of the application of sanctions for violations of parking regulations in urban areas, where last year’s fines raised to 1,500 rubles, and for Moscow and St. Petersburg – up to 3000 rubles.

Vyacheslav Lyssakov also supported this idea and said that in the first reading was passed his bill, according to which the minimum fine will increase from 100 to 500 rubles. “Parking on highways should be prohibited, and the drivers must be motivated not to break – you can not afford to put there cars.”


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