Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation tightening control of cargo carriers that violate the “Platon” governmental system will take effect on July 8, 2018. Relevant Federal Law No 154-FZ dated June 27, 2018 was published at the official legal information website.
The novelty is transferring authorities to make orders regarding fines to owners of 12-tonne vehicles for traffic on federal roads without payment through the “Platon” system from the Ministry of the Interior to the Federal Service for Transport Supervision. Violations are identified based on the automatic photo and video recording.
The Federal Center for automatic administrative offence recording of the Federal Service for Transport Supervision fully ready for operation will ensure equal control throughout the country. Violators on federal roads will be detected by 100 special vehicles and over 480 of frame structures.
According to representatives of industrial associations, cargo carriers and cargo shippers, tighter control of violators in the “Platon” system will create equal competitive conditions and contribute to collecting a higher amount for repair of roads and bridges.
An order of administrative offence may be sent by a registered letter by post or through the governmental service website. Violators will be able to pay a half of the fine value within 20 days after the date of the order.
Cargo carriers will be able to appeal against a fine within 10 days upon receipt of the order:
All fines from violators in the “Platon” system will be sent to the federal road fund.
Currently, cargo loaders have registered over million of heavy vehicles in the system. RUB 50 bln were collected to the road fund. More than two thousand kilometers of roads were repaired out of these funds, as resolved by the Government of the Russian Federation. In addition, financing was provided for the repair of 24 emergency bridges and construction of 7 new bridges.