Penalty from cameras cannot be challenged: photos disappear from the system

Recall that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation plans to improve the evidence base for criminal orders issued using cameras on the road. For this, a new GOST is being developed, which will no longer be advisory in nature, but will become mandatory.

It is assumed that for a number of violations (and the cameras will be able to record a total of 21 violations) not one or two, but several photos and videos must be submitted. Cameras will also need to detect reversed vehicle license plates.

The Association of Manufacturers and Operators of Photographic Recording Systems considers the new requirements “obviously redundant” – most cameras will not be able to operate in the new conditions.

Meanwhile, motorists are increasingly being fined without photos, which could help determine whether the car in the photo is the right one. This was noted by the editor-in-chief of the magazine “Behind the wheel”, the oldest and most popular automotive publication in Russia, Maxim Kadakov. In short, motorists often cannot ensure that the fine is not issued without reason (we have already written about erroneous fines that can only be challenged if there is a photo).

Maxim Kadakov, editor-in-chief of the magazine “Behind the wheel”:

– Lately more and more just a message comes in, and it’s very hard to find a photo of a violation to at least remember where you were a month ago, if you violated it and if it was your car used to be. You have 10 days to appeal. And it turns out you need to spend time searching. There is only one action: send a request to the traffic police to receive these photos. And time passes.

There are some very strange cases. A person pays a fine for not being in debt, and tries to appeal against it. Sometimes photos are deleted from the system when the fine is paid. That is, a person tries to find photos, but there are none at all: we are told that because of their large volume, photos cannot be saved.

The evidence must be comprehensive and there must be no doubt on the part of motorists, traffic inspectors or the judge, if the case goes to court, as to the guilt or innocence of the driver.

Source: Z R


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