Who can be a witness in case of violation of traffic rules?
The testimony of the inspector of the State Automobile Inspectorate regarding the violation of traffic rules is part of the evidence.
The testimony of witnesses is very important!
Article 272 of the Administrative Code of Ukraine reads: "Any person who knows any circumstances that are to be identified in this case may be summoned as a witness in a case of an administrative offense."
Art. 50 of the Code of Civil Procedure of Ukraine ** : "Any person who may be aware of any circumstances relevant to the case" may be a witness
As witnesses can act citizens who are in kindred, friendly, hostile and otherwise relations with persons involved in the case.
The inspector of the SAI is obliged to enter into the record the data of all the passengers who witnessed what was happening, regardless of the degree of their relationship.
If the inspector of the SAI forces to give testimony of citizens who objectively could not be witnesses, they should say that they will have to attend court sessions as witnesses.
But the traffic police officer in this situation should be reminded of such a crime as "Office forgery" Art. 172 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Responsibility for making an official in official documents knowingly false information and provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 3 years.
And with grave consequences (for example, to date, causing you damage more than 425 UAH - the average penalty) - from 3 to 7 years imprisonment.