The State Duma has toughened the punishment for dangerous driving

AK&M 06 July 2022 18:09

The State Duma has adopted a package of laws strengthening the punishment for repeated driving without a license. This is stated in the message of the lower house of parliament.

One of the documents, among other things, introduces criminal liability of up to 2 years in prison for repeatedly driving a car without a license in a state of alcoholic or narcotic intoxication.

In the case when a driver deprived of his license has caused serious harm to the health of another person, as punishment he may be assigned forced labor for up to 5 years with deprivation of the right to hold specific positions or engage in specific activities for up to 3 years. In addition, the perpetrator may be imprisoned for a term of three to seven years with similar conditions.

If a person died due to a traffic violation due to negligence, the driver can be imprisoned for a period of 5 to 12 years. It also implies a ban on working in certain positions and engaging in certain activities for up to three years. If two or more people have died, the term of imprisonment can range from eight to 15 years with similar restrictions.

It is proposed to establish liability in the form of imprisonment for up to a year for driving a person who has been deprived of his rights, for repeat offenders - up to 2 years. In addition, a fine of 150 thousand to 250 thousand rubles is expected. or in the amount of the salary or other income of the convicted person for one or two years with deprivation of the right to hold a number of positions for up to 2 years. The perpetrators can also be assigned mandatory work for up to 360 hours.

For repeat offenders, they want to introduce a fine from 200 thousand to 300 thousand rubles. or in the amount of income for a period of one to two years or compulsory work for up to 480 hours with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years. If malicious violators are brought to criminal responsibility, as an additional measure for them, it is proposed to provide for the possibility of confiscation of the car on the basis of a guilty verdict.

In addition, a law has also been adopted, according to which, by a court decision, for persons who re-got behind the wheel of a car being deprived of a driver's license, the fine will be from 50 thousand to 100 thousand rubles. The same document recognizes driving without a license as an aggravating circumstance.