Every day in Belarus to administrative responsibility for speeding attracted about 1,200 drivers. On weekends, this figure doubled. But, as experts believe, in the near future may increase the number of offenders at times — October 9, a presidential decree on measures to ensure the safety of road users with special hardware. In fact, the document legalized correspondence penalties for those who hit the camera lens with the testimony of "speeding".
Drivers in the cities and on the roads of national significance for some time to relax. In the management of the Traffic Police of Belarus said that the system of photo-and video recording speed mode first introduced on the route Brest — Moscow, where in general there are more than a hundred "kinakamerav." However, as explained by the chief of prevention and promotion of road safety Special Forces road-duty service "Arrow" Eugene Lapets, to draconian measures have not yet reached. Bring the law into conformity with the decree and make arrangements for the implementation of the document the Council of Ministers shall within three months:
"There is no social statistics yet, information about any violations before us is not reached. So to say that the company rolled out in all directions, is not necessary. The decree is in force only recently, on October 9. So once worked through the whole mechanism. "
However, the liberal period is unlikely to be sustained, as if the camera is set, it means that someone needs. By the way, the already mentioned the M1 (Brest — Minsk — Russian border) in the test mode, the camera work from last year, however, invalidate their work had. Meanwhile, over time, autonomous tracking device will appear on other routes and in cities. Enveloped the country cap Unified photofixation took Austrian company «Avonside Holdings GmbH».
In the management of road traffic police have specified, as is the technical scheme of work: picture from the devices along the road enters the control centers on the monitor on duty, who will record the model name, license plate and driver's face the intruder. Responsibility for speeding will be owner of the car — even when driving at the time was a different person. To the protocol that was sent by mail will be attached Exhibit — photo machine:
"To liability for exceeding the speed limit will be the owner of the vehicle involved, primarily to facilitate the work of traffic police. That is, on this stretch of road will not need to submit additional police patrol to monitor the safety of road users. "
By the time the total road network videasachennya role of "photographers" have to perform a traffic police. Replace obsolete radar modern cameras that will record not only speed but also will remove the problematic car.
With the innovations that are adopting, before the start of the decree videofiksatsii met a young driver Minsk Julia. According to her feelings, especially in awe of the new word in the fight against "Schumacher" traffic police officers, who now do not have to remember to tell on what basis the machine is stopped:
"Stopped at speed. Approached a police officer and a great joy began to show the camera. And there is a normal video, you look like a normal movie. It is shown in slow motion and your car affects its speed. That is almost impossible to get out, because the camera is your car. I thought, traffic cops innovations terribly excited because before, when you do not pagazhaessya with what you are going to issue a warning or make the report, they had to keep the data on the radar. And in parallel one could not miss. Now, they can do it continuously. Besides, now they will all be recorded, and the cases of controversial protocol is likely to be less. Challenge the situation under such evidence would be difficult. "
The penalty for exceeding the fixed issued automatically and will not be different from that when the "hand" with the radar catches a traffic cop. Amount of recovery depends on the size of the excess and ranges from 1 to the base value of disqualification driving. For example, speeding twice within a year, more than 20 kilometers per hour shall be disqualification from six months and up. And it is quite a short conversation, if the violation is committed in a state of alcoholic intoxication.
The human rights activist in the automotive industry Konstantin Mikhailov so estimates of the Belarusian authorities' intention to take rampant photo and video monitoring roads, and in the future — and the city streets:
"Maybe better needed work in the same traffic police, you go to different tricks. Of course, there is a twofold opinion. On the one hand, the camera — and the kind of good: people will slow down the front of the camera, but then it will go the same way as driving — 90 or 160 kilometers per hour. And this is unlikely to change that, because sooner or later all will be nice to know where the cameras are. Second, as the officials nor wanted, they do not affect the improvement of the situation in general. Accident as they were, they are and will be. Here, more globally need to put the problem — install traffic lights, effective regulation, again, the work of traffic police. After all, if the plug is worth a hundred cars, a traffic cop can just stand there and wait until it will resolve itself. While everyone would have been much nicer if he came out and adjusted the traffic at an intersection, sorting the flows. It may do it and entitled to it, but typically does not. The same with the accident: accident happened — GAI goes 1.5-2 hours. Accordingly, the traffic jam again, someone somewhere is flying in a hurry — and again accident. That is needed, Traffic police to start work, and then put the camera videasachennya. And we have all done primarily to supplement the budget. And the fact that slovens sit and do nothing, then no one needs. "
It is significant that there is still not decided who will be engaged in the operation of the technical system on the M1, who will print your photo, and how violators will be offset postage costs for sending registered letters. At least Traffic police claims that her business — record violations and impose fines. But obviously, the technical things will only grow: by 2014 Minsk promised to equip a new generation of cameras, able to record not only the speed, but also running a red signal lights, parking in prohibited areas, improper maneuvering, etc.