16 of August. Citizens via their smartphones will help the traffic police to catch the violators of traffic rules.
The interior Ministry has developed a procedure that enables you to bring each citizen to struggle with the violators. Anyone who witnessed the prohibited maneuver and filmed it on your mobile phone can send the video of the violation in the traffic police.
Earlier, a law was passed requiring the courts when considering cases on administrative offenses to accept as evidence the video. Now neither the court nor law enforcement agencies do not have the right to refuse entries DVRs. It was initially planned that this measure will allow citizens to better defend their rights: a judge will see firsthand what happened, not to judge from hearsay.
But with the new rules, any citizen can become a kind of voluntary assistant of the traffic police. It will be enough just to fix the violation and send the video to the police.
Theoretically, the caring person may now apply to the traffic police recording of offences. However, the procedure for bringing the offender to answer in this case is complicated.
First, the police will need to call the applicant and interview. Then set the offender, to call him. Then the police need to try to find witnesses, examine other possible evidence and make a decision whether at all to use the video as evidence of guilt of a citizen. All these procedures are the traffic police for 2 months. In time you may not have time to issue a fine.
Now the procedure is proposed to simplify. To "report" on violation of traffic Regulations, a citizen must be registered on the portal of state services. To send a message to citizen will be able through this portal with the help of specialized software. To ensure identification of the person who recorded an administrative offense and sent a video, the authenticity of the place and time of fixing the violations, confidentiality and integrity of the video. The relevant amendments are proposed in the Cao.
However, while it is unknown whether the police to take into consideration is the video from the DVRs or limited to receiving entries made only through a special application on the smartphone.
According to media reports, such software is still only being developed. According to experts, it would be logical to prescribe special codes for video recorders working in the car. They see everything. Catch the intruder on camera phones much more difficult.