Turkmenistan’s new traffic rules adopted given UN convention
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Dec. 27 / Trend H. Hasanov /
The traffic rules recently approved in Turkmenistan were adopted given the requirements of the UN international convention on road traffic and road signs and warnings as well as local conditions, the Interior Ministry said. The old standards were established in 2003.
The new rules contain a number of amendments as the number of vehicles on the roads has recently increased. The new ones are designed to ensure traffic safety and prevent accidents.
There must be a driver's licence among the documents which gives a person the right to drive the vehicle. If this is withdrawn in accordance with established procedure, a temporary permit and ID must replace it.
The new rules include several changes and additions to road signs pointing to a special warning, the duties of pedestrians and people with limited mobility, warning lights and the use of emergency warning signs and emergency stops.
The Ministry said for example that it is introducing a new sign warning about an artificial obstacle, where it is necessary to slow down. Several changes were also made in the priority and prohibiting signs.
The changes and additions made to the regulations require compliance with safety and cleanliness of roads and traffic coordination.