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How not to pay for a traffic police certificate of the presence of fines

The Ukrainian State Traffic Inspectorate is used to making money on absolutely everything. For example, when passing a state inspection, in addition to the obligatory payments, the driver often has to give inspectors “on their paws” so that they “do not put sticks in the wheels”.

But now, the traffic cops have thought that they actually require money to allow you to THAT.

This is the so-called certificate of the presence or absence of fines for violation of traffic rules. Although the provision of such a certificate by the driver is not provided by law, the traffic police strongly "recommend" to buy it. Price help, a little, a lot - 39 hryvnia. If to consider that THAT pass millions of cars, business very profitable.

Such chaos naturally caused a negative reaction from drivers. On September 8, during a “hot line” with the Prime Minister, motorists began to call and complain that the traffic police required this certificate. In response, Yulia Tymoshenko ordered Yuriy Lutsenko to stop this practice, but for some reason kept silent about the basis on which the money was originally needed for the certificate. It is obvious that the funds received from the sale of "passes to THAT" went "left" and no one will return them.

After the public statements of the head of government, and the assurances of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs that such information became free, the problem seemed to be solved. However, the traffic police have a different point of view on this.

The driver turned to the editorial board of the Road Control, who said that in September, following the advice of the media, he drafted a statement to the traffic police asking for information about the presence of fines.

September 22 from the traffic police of the city of Kremenchug with the signature of the head of Khrestovogo O. the answer came that the driver must first pay 39 hryvnia, and only after that he will be given information.

Thus, the traffic cops not only spit on the laws, but also defiantly ignore the orders of the state leadership.

In this situation, "Road Control" advises not to be led by the traffic police, and to do the following:

The fact is that in Ukraine there is such a wonderful law as the Law “On Information”. According to this law, every citizen of Ukraine has the right to apply to the state authority with an information request. In this request, a citizen may require the provision of ANY information relating to him. The authority is obliged to meet the requirement of a citizen for FREE, except as required by law.

It is obvious that in no law of Ukraine there is no such thing as “a certificate of the absence of fines for 39 hryvnias”, therefore the State Traffic Police is obliged to inform the citizen absolutely free of charge about the presence or absence of fines.

Below we provide an example of such an information request:

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If the traffic police ignore such a document, the driver gets every reason to appeal to the prosecutor's office with a request to initiate a criminal case, as well as the right to go to court and demand compensation for moral compensation.