Date: 5 days ago   Category: Transport

The Federation Council approved the bill of toughening of punishment for "drunk" road accidents — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com/Alexander Hald the Federation Council at a meeting approved the bill of toughening of punishment for road accident with death which occurred because of the drivers who are drunk. The bill, in particular, offers to make changes to Article 264 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ("Traffic offense and operation of vehicles"). The bill provides toughening of punishment for the road accident which entailed causing heavy harm to human health by negligence and made by the person who is drunk. Imprisonment for a period of three up to seven years will be the maximum punishment for such act. For the similar act but which entailed the death of the person, the bill offers to establish the maximum imprisonment for a period of five to 12 years, and the maximum punishment for the similar act which entailed the death of two and more persons — in the form of imprisonment for a period of eight up to 15 years. In addition, the document offers to toughen punishment for violation of safety rules and operation of the railway, air, marine and inland water transport and the subway. Corresponding changes are offered to be made to Article 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

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