The other day in the State Duma. introduced a bill The authors of which propose to appeal traffic police fines and receive responses from the traffic police in electronic form. It is reported that this feature will be available next year for more than 100 million users of the portal of public services.
True, the parliament doubts the need for such rapid implementation of the changes, saying that first we need to wait for the new CAO in 2021. Nevertheless, a document is already being prepared by the government. According to it, it will be possible to send a complaint to the traffic police or directly to the court, and a copy of the decision will come through the portal within three days.
The mechanism of electronic appeal of fines is already working in Moscow, but it is quite limited. So, the owner of the car can complain about the fine, which is issued by AMPP, but here you can get information about the decision only by mail. Moreover, in order to cancel the fine you need to personally appear in the unit by submitting an application.
This is not very convenient, because it is not so rare cases when a driver violates under the camera in one region, and lives in another. In this situation it is easier for the driver to pay the fine, even if it is not correct. As the problem is urgent, the legislators have been discussing the necessity of introduction of unified electronic system of appeal for a long time.
The situation is complicated by the fact that the State Automobile Inspectorate issues more than 100 million rulings a year with the help of cameras. Experts predict that by 2024 the number of rulings will increase to 200 million. The development of the bill on electronic appeal was initiated two years ago, in 2017, but so far there has been no serious movement in this direction. Now the government is preparing a new version of the CAO, the concept of which was published in June of this year. Perhaps because of this, the amendment process will be put on hold until the new version of the CAO appears.
According to the new rules, bailiffs will be able to use a simplified process of collection on fines up to 10 thousand rubles. Currently, the code does not prescribe the rules for sending complaints and decisions on them, so you can do it in any form. "In some regions, traffic police take scanned copies of documents via their website, so people don’t have to. The practice varies all over Russia. But this is not a full-fledged electronic appeal".
According to the expert, the possibility for drivers to complain electronically should not depend on whether the fine is "from the camera" or not. In addition, nothing should depend on the technical ability of the court.
Technical part of the appeal service of the Ministry of Communications is actively being worked out. For example, in August the agency presented a prototype of the new function. In 2019 the service will be tested without citizens’ participation in the Tula region and Karachai0Cherkessia. In 2020, the state service will be available to all residents of Russia. In 2022 the service will work with all regional fines, however, for its launch it is necessary to change the legislation.