Governors, party leaders, Kremlin envoys’ motorcades will not be escorted by traffic police

Moscow Traffic file photo

MOSCOW. Feb 12 (Interfax) – From now on, governors, party leaders, Kremlin envoys traveling in motorcades in regions, and groups of school children traveling in buses will not be escorted by traffic police, says a government resolution, adopted on December 22, 2012, and enforced on Tuesday.

The new procedure was proposed by the Interior Ministry in compliance with the presidential decree on adjusting the rules of using flashers and siren sounders on motor vehicles, says an explanatory note to the resolution, posted on the cabinet’s database.

“The new procedure aims to perfect the laws regulating traffic safety, and to ease emergency services’ travel to victims of traffic and other accidents,” the explanatory note says.