4 Aug 2016
Change the policy!
The Supreme court issued several decisions regarding motorists. We are talking about situations when one acquires a used car with it and continues to go for the insurance policy furnished by the previous owner. The Supreme court decided that such insurance is void, even if the new owner is inscribed in it or a policy issued without limitation of the range of drivers admitted to driving. The judges explained that “when the right of ownership, right of economic management or operational management of the vehicle from the insured to another person, the new owner must contract for insurance”. Simply put, even if the policy “avtograzhdanki” is still valid, the new owner must purchase new insurance. Motorists who ignore this requirement and continue to travel with the old policy, according to part 2 of article 12.37 of the Code of administrative offences, faces a fine of 800 rubles. If the fault of the driver there is an accident, the insurance company, which paid compensation to victims, have the right to present recourse to him.
Also, the Supreme court clarified, in which cases the driver may leave the scene of an accident. We are talking about the situations, when taking off from under the car in front of the stone has broken the glass or damaged it on the back of another car. Often in these cases, the cops are attracted to driverless cars-the”culprit” accountable for leaving the scene of an accident. However, said the Supreme court, and these things happen “due to circumstances beyond the control of the driver of the vehicle, without committing any action on his part. However, this Committee cannot foresee how the event itself and the occurrence of related effects of damage to other vehicles.” Accordingly, the guilt of motorists in such accidents is not, therefore, be prosecuted for leaving the scene of an accident, the traffic police are not entitled to.