In Russia, on January 10, a fine for motorists came into force, which will be charged in case of non-payment of travel on toll roads.
Failure to pay travel on such roads in a passenger car will result in a fine of RUB 1,500, and on trucks and buses – RUB 5,000.
The innovations will also apply to toll roads equipped with a free-flow system, which allows you to pass sections of toll roads without going through toll booths. Today, such a system is used only on the Central Ring Road (TsKAD) in the Moscow region. In addition, motorists will be fined for driving without payment on other toll roads.
In the event that the driver does not have a transponder installed on the car, the fare can be paid in advance or within five days after the trip. Otherwise, drivers will be fined. Moreover, if the fare is paid within 20 days from the date of the decision, the fine will be canceled. In the event that the driver does not do this, then he will have 10 days to appeal the fine and 60 days to pay it. In this case, the payment of the fine will not cancel the payment of the toll road itself.
As before explained the authors of the initiative, these innovations are introduced in order to prevent free travel, since the “free flow” system is inherently postpaid.
In the explanatory note to the bill, it was noted that the application of measures of administrative responsibility is standard world practice.