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Politics 2019-10-15T05:24:46+03:00
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Cabinet To Reduce Validity Period Of First Driver's License To 2 Years

Cabinet To Reduce Validity Period Of First Driver's License To 2 Years

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to reduce a validity period of a driver's license issued for the first time from 30 to two years.

The Cabinet took a relevant decision on Friday, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

In particular, under the new rules, the first time a driver's license will be issued preliminary for the period of two years.

If during these two years a driver commits no more than two administrative offenses, then their driver's license is re-issued for the period of 30 years.

If a driver commits more than two administrative offenses, their preliminary license is revoked and they are sent for re-examination.

Under the current terms, a driver's license is issued once and for good for the period of 30 years.

Also, the Cabinet of Ministers intends to limit a maximum driving speed for transport vehicles to 50 kilometers per hour in populated areas.

In general, the Cabinet supported changes to the laws regulating road traffic proposed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and instructed Minister of the Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov to complete the bill with amendments and recommendations within three days and to table it to the Parliament for voting next week.

Besides, the Cabinet of Ministers suggests the Verkhovna Rada toughen up punishment for violation of traffic rules in the state of alcoholic or any other intoxication.

In particular, the Cabinet ordered the Ministry of Internal Affairs within three days to complete the bill to address suggestions and recommendations made at the meeting and to table it to the Parliament for voting at the next plenary week (November 14-17).

The bill envisages increasing a criminal responsibility for breaking road traffic rules in the state of alcoholic intoxication or under the influence of other toxic substance that had resulted in bodily injuries or death of a human.

In particular, the bill envisages punishment of up to three years in prison with revocation of a driver's license for a period from three to five years for a medium gravity crime.

For a grave crime that resulted in grave bodily injuries or death of a human(s) the bill envisages punishment from seven to twelve years behind bars and revocation of a driver's license for the period of five to ten years.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Cabinet of Ministers authorized Centers of Administrative Services to issue driver's licenses.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs suggested limiting a maximum driving speed in populated areas to 50 kmh.


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