DO NOT WANT TO BE UNDERSTANDED
At night, they returned with his wife from the concert. We were stopped by the traffic police and forced to become understood during a search of a car, because due to the late time no one else was around. Are employee actions legal? Was it possible to refuse?
The reader’s question is answered by the head of the Main Directorate for Road Safety of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Lieutenant General of Police Mikhail Chernikov
The need to attract a road user as a witness is attributed by the Administrative Regulation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation to carry out federal state supervision of compliance by road users with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation in the field of road safety (approved by order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia dated August 23, 2017 No. 664) to the number of grounds for the traffic police to submit a request to stop the vehicle.
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Thus, there was nothing illegal in stopping the vehicle. The legal status of a witness is regulated by article 25.7 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation. A understood person is any adult who is not interested in the outcome of the case. The number of witnesses must be at least two.
However, as you wrote, employees do not have the right to “force” anyone to understand, since being understood is a right, not a citizen’s duty. Consequently, the law does not provide for any sanctions for refusing to exercise this right.