Temporary signs, but no repairs! What to do if a protocol has been issued?

We want to recall the classic wiring of the traffic police, designed for a driver who does not know the area well and is tired from a long road. And also tell you what to do if you fall into this trap. So let’s take a look at a situation that almost every one of us has been in: on a perfectly flat (usually recently repaired) road, temporary signs suddenly appear: roadworks and speed limits.

There is a great temptation to conclude that after the repair, the boards are simply forgotten – and, as they say, continue to move. But from the point of view of the rules, such signs are identical to permanent ones – and now the inspector is stopping you for violation. For exceeding the speed limit by 60 to 80 km / h, a denial of rights for a period of 4 to 6 months or a fine of 2000-2500 rubles is offered (Article 12.9 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation).

Most likely, if you drive on the highway at the usual speed, you will come to this point of the traffic rules. You may be offered to resolve the issue “on the spot”. While we are honest, we find that there have been far fewer such incidents on the road in recent years.

If you believe that the inspector’s actions are beyond the scope of jurisdiction, you can contact the Ministry of the Interior hotline at the toll-free number: 8-800-222-74-47. Tell the hotline operator the time, place, and other circumstances of the incident. The traffic police successfully combat unfair practices by inspectors.

What must we do?

  • Take photos from different angles or videotape the roadway and signs;
  • Indicate in the protocol that the posted signs do not correspond to the actual situation on the road;
  • Warn the inspector that you will write a complaint, because the signs are installed in violation of the current national standard of the Russian Federation.

Let’s clarify that we are talking about GOST R-52289-2004 “Technical means of organizing traffic. Rules for the use of road signs, markings, traffic lights, roadblocks and guidance devices.

Usually, corrupt officials prefer not to get involved with such smart drivers – it’s more expensive for themselves. And they are not yet trying to separate from those with a surplus of less than 60 km / h – after all, there is no provision for deprivation of rights for this.

But there are other options for falling into the trap of an unscrupulous inspector on the way to peace.

  • “Behind the wheel” can be read in Odnoklassniki.

Source: Z R

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