ArmInfo.The introduction of a scoring system for assessing traffic offenses will help to increase traffic safety, as well as significantly ease the social burden on drivers. This point of view at today's press conference was expressed by the ex-deputy head of the Traffic Police, now NA deputy from "My step" Armen Khachatryan, commenting on the legislative initiative of the Cabinet to revise the fines system for violating traffic rules.
"Only from January 2019 to today in Armenia 105 people died as a result of an accident. In general, in 2018, 343 deaths were registered in road accidents and 6,000 injured in the country, "Khachatryan said, calling these figures extremely alarming. He said that since 2017, the death rate on Armenian roads has increased by 64%.
Khachatryan also explained that the project provides for a maximum fine of 29 thousand drams, instead of the current 500 thousand drams.
According to the deputy's estimates, in connection with the use of the system of penalty points, it is predicted that the amounts formed in the budget from fines will be reduced by 2.7 billion drams.
"Roughly speaking, 2.7 billion drams will be replaced with points," he explained, calling the reduction of budget revenues in this regard a concern of the state and assured that, if necessary, appropriate funds will be provided from the state budget for the implementation of relevant police expenses.
In conclusion, Khachatryan noted that the bill after its confirmation will enter into circulation in 6 months, this is the time that is necessary for the implementation of technical aspects for the use of the point system.
To recall, in the National Assembly a draft law was submitted on revising the system of fines for violating traffic rules. On the eve of the government approved the legislative initiative of the Cabinet regarding bills <On Amendments and Additions to the Code of Administrative Offenses and related laws>.
As the Deputy Chief of the Armenian Police Hovhannes Kocharyan explained at the meeting of the government, drivers will be given 9 points for one year.
If the violation is registered automatically, penalties will be deducted from these 9 points.
The question is 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4-point disorders. If during the year these same 9 points are exhausted, the driver will lose his driver's license for a period of 6 months. After this period, the right will be restored again, and 9 new points will be awarded. If the driver uses all of his 9 points a second time, then this time he will be deprived of his driver's license for a year.
In addition, when driving a car with a person deprived of his driving license, he faces a fine of 200-300 thousand drams or arrest for up to two years.