Drivers talking on mobile phone while driving will be fined 50 manat in Azerbaijan (UPDATE)

Drivers talking on mobile phone while driving will be fined 50 manat in Azerbaijan (UPDATE)

Editor's note: Details were added after the seventh paragraph

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 22 / Trend  M.Aliyev /

The Azerbaijani parliament's extraordinary meeting held June 22 adopted a law on amendments and changes to the country's law "On the rules of the traffic movement".

Parliamentary Legal Policy and State Building Committee Head Ali Huseynov provided extend information about the bill to the MPs.

"Under the amendments, speed is limited to 20 km / h (60 km / h.erlier) in residential areas and courtyards," Huseynov said.

Huseynov said under the bill drivers talking on mobile phone while driving will be fined 50 manat. Driver violating the law on non-working days will pay the fine set by the authorized employee of road inspection. Under the changes, which include age restrictions on the right to drive vehicles, a person under 14 years does not has the right to ride bicycles on the roads.

Only persons aged at least 16 years may drive mopeds, bicycles, equipped with outboard motors, and vehicles in category "A1". The right to drive in categories "A", "B" and "C" will have individuals who are at least 18 years of age, the category "BE" - at least 19 years.

Under the changes, vehicle can not pass on the left side of the road if the right is free. This provision is applied to roads outside the settlements.

Under the bill, people are allowed to hang curtains in cars and buses, if outside rear-view mirror exists in both sides. A film or blinds of the factory production are allowed in car's rear windows.

Based on new changes, taxis do not have the right to stop at bus stops to take orders.

The military is given the right to drive vehicles of categories CE, D and DE only when they reach the age of 19 years.

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