Last year, traffic rules were replenished with clause 2.3.4, which states that the driver is obliged “to wear a jacket in the event of a forced stop of a vehicle or accident outside of settlements at night or in conditions of limited visibility while on the roadway or curb, a vest or a wrap vest with strips of retro-reflective material that meet the requirements of GOST 12.4.281—2014.”
Drivers who leave the car without a vest after the accident are fined as much as 1000 rubles by Article 12.27 of the Code of Administrative Offenses. To the same helmsmen who got out of the car to meet a need, smoke a cigarette or for any other reasons, the traffic police are more loyal. Violation of article 12.29 of the Code of Administrative Offenses entails an educational conversation or material sanction, which facilitates a purse of 500 rubles.
It is curious, but not one normative legal act indicates that the driver must always carry a reflective vest with him. In other words, during the standard verification of documents, the traffic cop does not have the right to require the driver to present a cloak. However, this does not prohibit him from tricking: a traffic police officer may ask the helmsman to get out of the car, expressing a desire to inspect the car.
Yes, inspection. We all know that inspection is a voluntary procedure involving only a visual inspection of the vehicle. Most of our “colleagues” get confused in legal terms, as in those very three pines. For those who do not know: the inspector can ask the driver to leave the car only during the inspection, which requires an iron base, two witnesses and, of course, the protocol.
But back to the topic. Suppose, to the joy of a traffic cop, he came across a dunno on the highway late at night, “floating” in terms. The driver, obeying the requirement to get out of the car, carefully gets out of it. And it’s good if the driver at the last moment remembers the reflective cloak. It is doubly good if this same cloak is waiting in the wings, and not in the trunk.
Why – I think, guess for yourself. And if not, then here is the explanation: while walking from the driver’s door to the lid of the cargo compartment, the steering violates the very paragraph 2.3.4 of the SDA, which obliges him to wear the notorious vest. It turns out to be an extremely unpleasant situation – a fine of 500 rubles is written literally out of the blue.
To avoid this, carry a reflective cloak in the cabin. Anyway – do not forget about it. And the point here is not so much in sanctions as in elementary security…