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Deputies from “Fair Russia” introduced to the state Duma a bill to abolish the necessity of inspection for private vehicles. The corresponding document was published in the database of the Parliament.
As pointed out by the authors, the system of technical inspection “is not aimed at the prevention of road accidents, and is today an additional financial burden for owners of vehicles.”
In addition, as stated in the explanatory Memorandum, according to statistics of the Ministry of interior, during the first nine months of 2018, the proportion of accidents due to technical faults amounted to only 3.8 percent of the total number of accidents. Thus, under current law, the criterion for the exclusion of vehicles from the provisions on the inspection are engine size, power and top speed, in connection with which it is possible to include in this list the cars that people use for personal purposes only.
22 February 2018 in Russia came into force new rules of inspection: in addition to the fire extinguisher and emergency stop sign, the vehicle must be equipped with a first aid kit. Was also prohibited the admission of vehicles to public roads when there is a fault of the servo, the installation of “coloured or colourless optical components and films” on the headlight lenses and the lack of winter studded tires on all wheels.
At the end of December last year, the interior Ministry has proposed to prohibit the inspection for vehicles with changed components: on the initiative of the Ministry before the start of inspection the operator should check the numbers of the body, frame, cab and chassis data in the document. If they do not match, the inspection will be denied.
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