NEWSLINK: Medvedev wants to sharply toughen responsibility for violation of traffic rules

Moscow Traffic file photo

[Medvedev wants to sharply toughen responsibility for violation of traffic rules – RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW – ITAR-TASS – November 26, 2012 – http://www.itar-tass.com/c142/581401.html]

ITAR-TASS covers Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s apparently controversial proposal to change the penalties for drunk driving in various locales:

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has proposed to introduce differentiated penalties for drunk driving: for Moscow and St. Petersburg, they will be up to 500 thousand roubles and for other cities ­ 250 thousand roubles. This initiative has evoked criticism literally from all sides. Experts believe such dramatic increase in fines will result in corruption surge, and inequality between the regions in terms of punishment contradict the Russian Constitution.

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