Traffic police warns drivers against skipping technical checkups (UPDATE)
Editor's note: Added information about the amount of the fine in case of delay in passing the inspection of vehicles was added after the fifth paragraph, and on measures for the detention of transportation, not passing inspection was added after 10 paragraphs.
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 5 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The Azerbaijani traffic police have warned drivers against skipping their technical checkups this year.
Every year, the country usually requires technical checkups from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31. However, this year, drivers may conduct their checkups even after this period, Interior Ministry Chief Traffic Police Department spokesman Kamran Aliyev told Trend.
"However, in this case, drivers and vehicle owners will be punished administratively for failing to pass their technical checkup (in a timely fashion)," Aliyev said.
According to the requirements of article 154.1 of the Code of Administrative Violations, car owners will be charged a penalty for failure to pass technical inspection of vehicles. The amount of fine charged to the individuals total 30 manat, and legal entities - from 40 to 70 manat.
The Chief Traffic Police Department called upon vehicle owners and drivers to do their checkups on time.
According to Aliyev, vehicle owners, as well as authorized individuals, must carry out checkups of their vehicles no later than the month indicated on the checkup ticket issued during their 2009 inspection. Vehicles have to undergo their checkup before this date.
Vehicle owners who are physical entities and registered in Baku and the Absheron region can do their state technical checkup at the Chief Traffic Police Department's diagnostic centers on the Khirdalan-Binagadi and Mashtaga highways.
The centers operate every day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., including weekends.
In order to pass the checkup, a vehicle owner or an authorized person must submit a document granting the right to control the vehicle to the State Traffic Police Department, as well as a registration certificate, compulsory civil liability insurance certificate, and receipts for payment for the fees and taxes imposed by law.
In case of detention of vehicle, which did not pass inspection, by the traffic police, the driving license shall be taken away and a protocol will be drawn up, official of traffic police department of Khatai district, Lieutenant-Colonel
Vagif Asadov told Trend.
According to him, if driver's other documents are in order, the vehicle will not be detained. According to the inspector, the vehicle will not be sent to the penalty parking only for the failure to pass inspection.
According to Asadov, after passing the inspection of the vehicle and paying fine, the driving license shall be returned to its owner.
According to him, if the vehicle owned by legal entity does not pass a timely inspection, the management of this company or organization shall be punished in an administrative order.