Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / A legislative bill that would impose more severe measures against the violators of traffic rules was passed during a parliamentary session on 6 November. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev submitted the bill to the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani Parliament).
A penalty for car vandalism was among the infractions covered in the new legislation. Car vandalism is a violation of public order and a disturbance to the population. The newly passed legislation stipulates a fine of 400 or 600 conventional currency unit along with the suspension of the driving license. The violator may also be detained for ten days.
Traffic offenders may receive a restricted driving license for a period of 1 to 2 years, as well as a fine of 600 or 800 conventional currency unit for repeated violation of traffic rules.
Severe penalties were also proposed in the document for drivers in a state of intoxication, said Ali Huseynov, the Chairman of the Permanent Parliamentary Commission on Law Policy and State Building.
The Parliament passed the new bill after discussions.