New fines and video registration discipline drivers, - Interior Ministry

New fines for drunken driving will improve the discipline among drivers and reduce the number of accidents.

Adviser to interior minister Volodymyr Martynenko said, Censor.NET reports citing Radio Svoboda.

"Driver's self-discipline plays an important role. For some people, a fine of 10,200 hryvnia ($408) for the first violation is not big money, while someone will have difficulties collecting the sum. The second violation is punished by 20,400 hryvnia ($816), and the third one within a year by 40,800 hryvnia ($1,632) along with the confiscation of the vehicle. This measure will prevent people from drunken driving," Martynenko pointed out.

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He also reminded that Ukraine will see automatic video registration of speeding in two or three years, which, according to Martynenko, should improve the situation on the roads.

According to him, several cameras are currently operating in test mode, but violators will start receiving corresponding notifications already this fall.

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The fines for drunk driving in Ukraine increased manifold on July 25 after President Petro Poroshenko signed a relevant law previously adopted by the Verkhovna Rada.

In the past six months, Ukraine saw 72,208 traffic accidents, which is 20 percent more than in the previous six months, according to the Interior Ministry official statistics. They killed 1,417 people, which is 14 percent less than in the second half of 2015.

Drunk driving is the second main cause of traffic accidents, preceded by speeding and followed by the violation of maneuvering rules.

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