Both the president and the prime minister have already addressed the topic of technical inspection. But for some reason, all the initiatives are still drowning in a bureaucratic abyss. The next wave of interest in the organization of inspection was caused by huge queues and the inability to go through maintenance within one day. And so the president proposed to abolish the mandatory technical inspection or to exclude the function of vehicle diagnostics from the competence of the Ministry of the Interior and conduct it in a declarative manner.
Car owners are tired of standing in lines or looking for other ways to get the coveted coupon. Most tacitly vote for "liquidation." A forest of hands is already rising, all over the country voting for “liquidation”: “… It’s time to simply cancel the inspection, it is not necessary. Where are the guarantees that the brakes and headlights will not fail immediately after the car owner has left the station passing the instrumental control?”
Auto experts also supported the idea, saying that the inspection should be completely canceled for new cars - the manufacturer should be responsible for ensuring that the car complies with technical standards. But the owner himself must be responsible for the condition of the used car.
There is another option: to issue a coupon to a car service, in which the car undergoes service and diagnostic procedures. And to those who undergo constant maintenance on services, to give the opportunity to receive this coupon in fact, for free. Those who are used to repairing a car in a garage will be able to undergo inspection at private owners (as with self-regulatory organizations).
And the Moscow authorities were just about to raise prices for inspection (the draft resolution on raising prices by 35% was published on July 1 on the Department of Transport website, now the cost of inspection of a car in Moscow is 690 rubles), but here it is …
And suddenly everyone saw bribes, queues from five in the morning, nightmares on their hands - nightmares that had lasted two months … The Moscow Mayor was outraged by the situation, and he fired Igor Klimakov, the head of the State Unitary Enterprise Moscow City Technical Control Service (which is not very clear - a man, in general, was responsible for the technical part, and not for the organization of the process). Sobyanin said (the question is: why only now, and not half a year ago?) That Moscow needs additional inspection points, calling the existing points “a feeder for bribe takers” (by the way, now in Moscow they charge about 10, 000 rubles for a ticket, and these figures pulls up the area).
The deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Viktor Kiryanov, immediately instructed the head of the capital's traffic police, Alexander Ilyin, "to keep inspection issues under personal control." However, Ilyin, a beginner in Moscow, has just begun to understand the situation with TO. The Moscow traffic police even transferred some units to a round-the-clock mode of operation and a seven-day schedule, but this does not help either. Alexander Vladimirovich said that 11.5 thousand vehicles come to the city every day for inspection (in the past year alone, the capital’s fleet has increased by 240 thousand and is already 4 million 91 thousand vehicles). In Moscow, only 75 points of state inspection.
In addition, a change in 2005 in terms of the provision of vehicles for inspection led to an increase in the number of vehicles provided every three years. And the same decree establishes the frequency when appointing the next inspection - 12, 24 and 36 months, which in advance creates the prerequisites for the formation of queues. In this connection, Ilyin proposed to make amendments to the Regulations on conducting a state inspection, giving the traffic police the right to independently determine the month of the provision of vehicles for inspection. It is not known how much more the issue with the TRP will be resolved; in Moscow the other day they promise to put into operation another 10 additional maintenance points.
According to the new law:
• dealerships, as well as special technical inspection centers, will provide maintenance services;
• control over organizations will be conducted, accreditation rules will be established by an authorized body defined by the Government of the Russian Federation;
• the list of documents that are presented during the passage of TO will be significantly reduced - except for identification documents and documents for the car, car owners will not need anything;
• the terms of maintenance will be reviewed: new cars will get the right not to undergo maintenance for three years, cars under 7 years old will undergo inspection once every two years, cars over 7 years old - every year;
• the maximum maintenance fee will be set at the federal level, lowering coefficients - at the regional level. The Government of the Russian Federation will control the issuance of inspection tickets, determine the procedure for issuing them, a unified database of the car owner, who carried out the maintenance and how, the number of the issued document will appear.
In Vladivostok, recording is already two weeks ahead, besides there is its own misfortune - headlights, the direction of which on Japanese cars does not comply with the new technical regulations. Hence the next delays, corrections and - to a new circle … On the other hand, you can not take a steam bath and solve the issue for 6-7 thousand "unofficially", and for 3.5 thousand it is completely legal - in the TO commercial point. St. Petersburg is full of official commercial inspection stations. Honest passage - about 1000 rubles and half an hour of time. Not very honest - between 2500 and 15 minutes. In general, without arrivals - from 5000. And at the state one can also get a turn from the gate for their money. In Saratov, it’s very good: not only are the lines, they haven’t delivered coupons either. “Soon, new coupons will arrive from Perm - from the factory of the State Sign,” police assured. On the Internet, a dozen immediately respond to one message about the sale of a TO ticket.
Head of the State Duma Committee on Transport Sergey Shishkarev:
- If the bill is adopted by the State Duma in the second and third readings before the end of May, then in June the president will be able to sign it. The document will enter into force in 180 days - January 1, 2012. After that, motorists will be able to undergo inspection not only at the official points of the TRP, but also in private companies - at car dealers. This will significantly reduce the queue.
Deputy Yuri Bezrukov, Head of the BDD Propaganda Department of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate of the Central Internal Affairs Directorate for the Moscow Region:
- Inspection in one form or another must exist. But if in Moscow and in the immediate vicinity of Moscow there are all the necessary stands for checking, then 200 km from Moscow they are no longer there, and then those inspections turn into formalities. And the presence of an official maintenance system can create the illusion that this guarantees security. That’s the trouble. But apart from the car itself, safety depends on the drivers. And the presence of a ticket, even obtained legally, does not mean anything.