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Sadly only in Russian, but the main moving (ie. not paperwork or vehicle condition) offences travellers would be most likely to encounter would be :-
12.9.p1 Exceeding speed limits by between 10 and 20kph - Warning or 100 Руб
12.9.p2 Exceeding speed limits by between 20 and 40kph - 300 Руб
12.9.p3 Exceeding speed limits by between 40 and 60kph – 1,000 to 1,500 Руб
12.9.p4 Exceeding speed limits by more than 60kph – 2,000 to 2,500 Руб or disqualification for 4-6 months, suspension of Licence
12.12 Continuing despite a stop signal of a traffic light or traffic police officer – 700 Руб
12.16.p1 Ignoring a road sign or road marking other than specified in other parts of the Code – 300 Руб
12.16.p2 Turning left despite a road sign or road marking - 1,000 to 1,500 Руб
And if you like a -
12.8.p1 Driving with any alcohol – Disqualification for 18-24 months, medical checks, suspension of licence and detention of vehicle
I will try to look up the penalty of other offences that may concern anyone.
I don't think that "crossing the white line" is included in any of those offenses--
A white line is what they call a "road marking". Therefore 12.16.p2 could cover that - certainly would for turning left across a road - like entering a car park or fuel station on the that side. Actual overtaking is probably another part of 12.16. or 12.15.p1.
As you know, although my Russian is good enough for buying you Beers, it isn't really up to this level and at the time I didn't dare wake up the 'official translator' who has now gone off to her office!
Thank you Tony! This is excellent and i have to print this out to my wallet for this year travels in Russia. Yes briding can get you give you "get out of jail"-card in most of the cases. But like my russian friends say its kind of situation dependend.
It is also normal police WILL try to overcharge foreign people when they catch them on road. Year 2010 i did broke turning over road marking traffic sign and sum what was first written to cardboard was 150$ (roughly 4500 rubls when actual fine would have been 300 rubls according what Tony posted) later it went to 1500 euros or 5000 rubls. At the end i was told to leave car and not to do it again.
Also one important thing to notice is that when you get fine on the road you get bill/fine which you pay TO bank (like in any other countries). Any other payment handed directly to police goes to their own pockets and is more or less briding. If police is caught from that act it means they are out of work. If you get traffic fine you have one month time to pay it to bank. You can leave from Russia even your fine is unpaid, come back and pay it without problems and what i have understood if fine is not gone "overdue" there wont be any problems to get new visa. This information about paying fine applies only to Russia. In Belarus if i remember correctly you have to pay immididately on the road.
I think when travelling it is important to follow traffic rules and speeding limits but also know your rights and not to be daily payroll for local policeman.
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