The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia is against reducing the speed threshold in the city from 60 to 30 km / h. This is stated in the video message of the head of the traffic police of Russia Mikhail Chernikov, posted on Wednesday on the portal “Ministry of Internal Affairs-Media”.
“The Ministry of Internal Affairs is categorically against lowering the threshold in urban conditions from 60 to 30 km / h. And also against the position where the administered threshold [предполагается снизить] from 20 to 10 km / h on the imposition of fines for speeding. We have repeatedly expressed this position, and for more than one year the Ministry of Internal Affairs has been saying that it is necessary to first bring all the roads into conformity, and then return to this issue, “Chernikov said.
At the same time, he noted that it would be inappropriate to introduce a limit of up to 30 km / h on Kutuzovsky Prospekt in Moscow. “And, of course, as a car enthusiast, it is strange for me to see if we move along the roads of our capital at a speed of 30 km / h along Kutuzovsky Prospekt, and next to it, along the dividing strip, cars will drive at a speed of 100-150 km / h,” he said …
Earlier, the head of the Scientific Center for Safe Traffic of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Dmitry Mitroshin told TASS that the department is not opposed to reducing the speed to 30 km / h on some city streets, but not on highways, which include Kutuzovsky Prospekt in Moscow, where the permitted speed of vehicles is 80 km / h According to Mitroshin, it is necessary to objectively justify the reduction of speed to 30 km / h and to approach this issue individually for each street, and not for the highway, where the speed of 60 km / h is allowed.
Earlier, the capital’s traffic police supported the introduction of a speed limit of 30 km / h on some streets of the city. Such an initiative was announced at the sixth UN Global Road Safety Week, where they discussed reducing the speed to 30 km / h on city streets.