Inertia of Privileges
The statistics of victims of road accidents does not allow scooters to be condescending to drivers: several hundred scooters have died in the country since the start of the motorcycle season. But many are convinced that the owners of 50-cc cars enjoy legal privileges. Inertial thinking works: up to a certain point, they really existed.
The Criminal Code (Article 264) states: if as a result of violation of traffic rules by a person driving a car, a tram or other motor vehicle, people are injured, the culprit can be prosecuted and imprisoned for up to 7 years. But not scooter drivers.
This is the result of legal casuistry. According to the text of the Rules, a scooter does not fall under the definition of “power-driven vehicles”. According to clause 1.2. SDA, they do not include mopeds and other mechanisms on wheels with an engine capacity of less than 50 cm³ and developing a maximum speed of 50 km / h. That is, they are equated to a bicycle or cart pulled by a pair of mares. And what a demand from the cabman! Legal nonsense, but for him the law was not written.
Up to 7 years in prison
However, since 2008, scooter drivers who violated the Rules and caused other injuries to health, by order of the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, are criminally liable under article 268 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The culprit "shines" restriction of liberty up to 5 years or imprisonment up to 7 years, depending on the severity of the consequences.
To minors too? You will recall that very often schoolchildren scamper on scooters, and age supposedly protects them from prosecution. Will have to disappoint. The Criminal Code provides for the criminal liability of persons over 16 years of age (recall that only after reaching this age it is allowed to board a scooter).
Parents will compensate
And if the offender is very young, then you can’t punish him? Maltz will not be held criminally liable - parents should be blown away: they will have to compensate for the damage. Recall that this is not a minor scratch on the hood (although, depending on which car has this hood) - we consider cases with injured people. You can’t get off easily here.
That’s the dilemma: if anyone saw that the boy was trotting “on the edge”, should he say “where to”? Or wait for trouble to happen?.. And parents need to think a hundred times before putting their child on a scooter.