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Kyrgyzstan toughens penalties for traffic violations

According to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, who signed the normative legal act, the law is strengthened “not for him or for the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, but for the Kyrgyz people themselves. ”

“They say that Akylbek Zhaparov (president of the government) wants to bail out the budget, that’s why the fines have been increased,” said the head of state in an interview with the national news agency Kabar. – But the budget will not be replenished from the payment of fines. This is a drop in the ocean. The treasury is fed at the expense of tax and customs revenue. The reason is different – after accidents, citizens become disabled and children die. In the last three years alone, 2.3 thousand people died in road accidents… All this is due to ignorance of traffic rules. It’s no secret that over the past 30 years driving licenses have often been bought. Since 2020, these documents are not for sale – they are received only after passing the exam. I gave statistics for only three years, and how many families have suffered grief for decades! Therefore, the authorities supported the initiative so that the driver, who violated the traffic rules three times, retake the exam again. If he does not know, he will learn. Thus, those who purchased the rights will be corrected.
From now on, driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or toxicological intoxication will not be punished. The penalty for this violation is now deprivation of the driver’s license for one year or three years if the driver is again detained in this state.

Increased fines for: driving at a red light or on the sidewalk (from 3,000 to 5,500 soms); exceeding the speed limit from 40 to 60 kilometers per hour (from 5500 to 7500); exceeding the speed limit by 60 kilometers per hour or more (from 7500 to 15000); exit to the oncoming lane (from 5500 to 15000); automobile hooliganism (from 7,500 to 15,000 soms).

Arrest for three days threatens those who drive a car while drunk without a driver’s license (previously there was a fine of 15,000 soms). Refusal of a medical examination will result in the same penalty, and if there is no right, the term of arrest will be increased to five days.

Before the law came into force, if a drunk driver committed an accident and negligently caused injury to health, but no corpus delicti was found in his actions, he was fined 20 000 soms or arrested for five days. From now on, they will be deprived of their rights for three years.
From March 8, 2023, if a driver has had an accident and fled leaving the car at the scene of the accident, but no sign of criminal wrongdoing has been observed in his actions, driving will be prohibited for six months. (previously they were fined 10,000 soms).

Changes, in accordance with the law, have also taken place in the system for collecting fines. Now you can pay the latter with a discount within a month from the date of receipt of the “letter of happiness” (previously – within 15 days). In addition, the total amount of unpaid fines, the realization of which allows the traffic police to detain and park the offender’s car, has been reduced from 10,000 to 3,000 soms.


One of the innovations of the law was the introduction of re-passing the review of rights in the event that certain articles of the CPC of the Kyrgyz Republic are violated three or more times: the fourth part of the article 182 (“Driving with false numbers) Article 185 (“Disobeying the prescriptions of the inspector, including stopping”), the fourth part of Article 187 (“Exceeding the speed of more than 60 kilometers at time”), the third and fourth parts of article 188 (“Ride in the oncoming lane, re-equip the car with various “direct currents”, ignoring an ambulance and other vehicles with special signals “), the second and third parts of article 192 (“Damage in violation of traffic rules of another vehicle, cargo, road structure and other property; damage to human health in the absence of signs of a criminally punishable act in the actions of the driver”), the third part of Section 193 (“Allowance to drive a drunk person or person who does not have a Rav’s driving license”).

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