Traffic police: Increasing penalty for pedestrians not to reduce number of offenses in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 28 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
Toughening the penalty towards pedestrians to reduce the number of violations of the road crossing rules may partially resolve the problem.
Increasing the fines for traffic violations by pedestrians, as envisaged in the Code of Administrative Offences, will not lead to positive results, State Traffic
Police Department Spokesman Kamran Aliyev told Trend.
He said that most pedestrians are aware of the fact that in case of violation of the road crossing rules, envisaged by the law, they will be brought to responsibility.
He thinks that there is disrespect for the traffic rules in Azerbaijan. The root of all problems is lack of respect for the law.
"Roughly 30 underground and land-based pedestrian walkways have been recently built," he said.
He said that when there were few vehicles and the urban population, pedestrians violated the road crossing rules seldom.
Roughly 519 accidents related to pedestrian accidents were registered in Baku last year. Roughly 140 people died and 437 injured.
The amount of the penalty was increased from the second half of 2010.