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Robert Kocharyan: Moving violation fines in Armenia are beyond sober logic

  • by Tatevik Shahunyan

  • Monday, June 23, 14:54

 There is no analog "of the Armenian way of monitoring traffic" in any country of the world", - the second president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan said in an interview with Yerkir.am portal, when commenting on the public protest wave linked with big fines for the moving violations. 

'The most improper in this new system is disparity between the fines and minimal salary", - Kocharyan said and added that in the civilized Europe the moving violation fines are 2,5-3% out of the minimal salary, while in Armenia they can be even more than 50%. "Actually, in the civilized world drivers are fined for violations but not deprived of the living funds, as they do it in Armenia", - he said.

Moreover, as he said, the great majority of funds of the moving violation fines should go to the state budget but not the private pocket, and serve raising of safety at roads. "As for the parking sectors, only Yerevan mayor's office should manage them and the sums from the paid parking should be directed only to the city budget and used for municipal improvement, like they do in the civilized world", - Kocharyan said. Meanwhile, private companies have taken monopoly over the territories of Yerevan and get surplus profit from the paid parking without any control, he said and added that state structures provide surplus profit of these private companies. This is cynicism that finds no room in morality, he said.

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