The Constitutional Court of Ukraine (CCU) will consider complaints about the unconstitutionality of bringing vehicle owners to justice for violations recorded in automatic mode. The meeting is scheduled for September 9.
The Constitutional Court must put an end to the issue of compliance (or inconsistency) with the Constitution of the article of Art. 14-2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, according to which the police issue fines for violation of traffic rules in front of speed cameras to individuals or legal entities to which the corresponding vehicles are registered or to the proper users. A similar question concerns cases of violation of parking rules recorded by parking inspectors.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs will protect the current CUPAP norms. You can watch the CCU meeting online here.
As noted by Vladimir Karavaev, Deputy Head of the Coordination Council of the Road Safety Forum, the issue of using traffic control cameras has already moved from a legal plane to a political one.
We add that in 2010 the CCU already recognized the distribution of “letters of happiness” for violations in front of the cameras unconstitutional. If history repeats itself, more than a hundred already installed and working cameras throughout Ukraine will be useless.