Ukraine may introduce new reason for stopping drivers

Source : 112 Ukraine

Initiative will be discussed both in parliament and with public
23:07, 26 February 2020

National Police of Ukraine
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Police want to allow stopping drivers to check for intoxication. Denys Monastyrsky, MP from the Servant of the People faction, the head of the Verkhovna Rada Law Enforcement Committee, wrote about this on his Facebook page.

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"Today, the police can stop only if there are violations of the rules of the road. The option is being discussed - if the car stops to check for intoxication, clearly limit the powers of law enforcement to the check itself. That is, they will not ask to open the hood, check for other violation, etc.," he wrote.

According to the MP, the initiative will be discussed both in parliament and with the public.

He also recalled that in 2019, patrol officers made more than 115 thousand decisions on road accidents in a state of alcohol or drug intoxication.

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As you know, today there are 10 legal reasons for stopping patrol cars:

  • violation of traffic rules;
  • visible signs of malfunction of the vehicle in use;
  • there is information about the involvement of a car, driver or passengers in a traffic accident, administrative or criminal offenses;
  • the vehicle is wanted;
  • if the driver or passengers can have information about the accident or offenses that have occurred and can act as witnesses;
  • to attract the driver or passengers to assist other road users or police officers;
  • if the transported cargo is not properly secured and is dangerous for road users;
  • if the vehicle is equipped with light or sound devices not provided for by the procedure;
  • if there is a decision to stop or restrict traffic on this section of the road;
  • to check cars registered in another country.

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