In Russia are discussing the establishment of pay-intersections. According to experts of the National technology initiative “Avtonet”, this measure will relieve some roads. In the state Duma called the idea absurd. As emphasized by the deputies, this will lead to increased social tensions. Experts also reacted negatively to the proposal to introduce a fee for driving on public roads. Analysts believe that a drastic measure is unlikely to affect traffic.

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In Russia proposed to introduce a paid crossroads to get rid of traffic jams. This idea was put forward by experts of the National technology initiative “Avtonet”. In their opinion, the introduction of tolls on this stretch of road during certain hours will lead to the fact that drivers will be careful approach to the organization of the route and time of travel. While traffic reduction by 10-20% in those places where traffic jams will allow to drive the remaining drivers who pay tolls to save time.

The corresponding experiment is planned in 2020 in the framework of the project “Smart city”. It is noted that the innovation will be able to test motorists Lipetsk, Nizhny Novgorod and Ulyanovsk.

“The congestion in traffic means growth in consumption of gasoline, an additional depreciation of transport, interference in the work schedule of people who are stuck on the road”, — explained in “Automate”.

However, comparison with experiment of its kind in Stockholm, where at the crossroads mounted radar and camera, and the funds debited from the Bank account of the driver. Such a measure has led to a decrease in congestion of 22%, reducing the number of accidents by 10%.

Last week, the state Duma held public hearings on the theme “Strategy for road safety”. Traffic police has proposed a six-fold increase in the fine for exceeding the speed limit by 20-40 km/h and to cancel a discount on the penalty for prompt payment for systematic offenders. A similar initiative in the Department based on the fact that statistically most common traffic violations is failure to follow the speed limit.

In addition, in the lower house of the Russian Parliament introduced a bill to toughen criminal responsibility for the Commission in a state of intoxication road accident which resulted in serious bodily injury or loss of life. Consideration of the document in the first reading is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17.

“Rules of the road dictated by a tragic real life cases. Increased responsibility for “drunken accident” should be reduced”, — said the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

The state Duma against

In the state Duma criticized the initiative of the specialists of “AutoNet”. According to a member of the state Duma Committee on transport and construction Dmitry ionina, such a proposal is in any case can not accept.

“Further — barriers on the sidewalks, and out of property segregation, there is money — trips, no money — stay home. This is wrong. The infrastructure is shared, and all the initiatives — toll roads, intersections, can be accepted only if it is an alternative. Not strictly true, only the social tension will grow, and even some traffic it will not help”, — said the interlocutor of RT.

In turn, the head of the Duma Committee on labour and social policy Yaroslav Nilov called the initiative on paid crossroads is absurd.

“Absolutely absurd, unacceptable. To make the road for the rich and officials, we in the liberal democratic party categorically do not agree. We have this absurd in any case will not support”, — quotes RIA Novosti news Agency parliamentarian.


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“It’s like a sur”

Vice-President of the National automobile Union Yan Hyzaar in conversation with RT called the idea of toll crossings “another tribute, which basically will not affect the traffic.”

“This is reminiscent of some sur. It seems to me that this is clearly not a very bad idea. Sweden is Sweden, Russia — is Russia. Today, I think 80% to move around the city (not only Moscow, but the mirror edge cities) are moved on the Navigator where you installed the app that shows traffic jams”, — he stressed.

As an added partner of analytical Agency “AUTOSTAT”, expert Igor Morzharetto, the specialists of “Avtonet” in an attempt to use the European experience forgot about the conditions and condition of road network in Russia.

“I think that the idea is interesting, but somewhat strange for our country. We have a smaller road network than in Europe and America. The imposition of such fees over the intersection without the presence of another intersection where you can drive without traffic jams, socially dangerous,” he said in an interview with RT.

* As later explained in “AutoNet”, at the moment, proposals on the introduction of free intersections were reported. This topic and related risks will be discussed on April 24 at the International navigation forum.