In the framework of implementation of European agreements in Ukraine amendments to the procedure for obtaining and use of a driver’s license. We are talking primarily about the issue of unified model of driver’s license, appropriate European standards, with an installed microchip that increases the level of protection of the document against forgery. About it reports a press-service of the Main service centre of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine.

“Now the Main service centre of the Ministry of interior is working on the development of the draft law on the implementation of Directive 2006/126/EC of the identity of the driver. It is important to understand that the Directive is non-regulatory. Practices will be held consultations and discussions. We do not invent some non-existent rules, and enjoy the experience of European countries. A new introduction is aimed primarily at improving road safety”, – said the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs on European integration Anastasia Deeva.

In the second half of 2017 will be presented for consideration to the profile Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of the draft law, according to which driver’s licenses will be an additional category. Now they are formed. The validity will be from 5 to 15 years depending on the categories. Thus, the drivers of category “In” will be able to use your ID card for 15 years, but the drivers of category “C” and “D” is only 5 years old. After completion of the period of validity, the driver must undergo a medical examination to test mental and physical conformity.

The issue of confirmation of practical and theoretical skills of drivers, though it will relate solely to the relevant categories.

“First, we are all working on system changes in plane, obtain a driver’s license is the development of new examination papers, the establishment of photo and video fixation during exams.

Regarding innovations: important will be the confirmation of the psychophysical state of a person which affects the ability to safely use the machine.

In addition, to increase the level of protection against counterfeiting in the new identity of the driver you plan to install microchip” – says the head of the Main service centre of the Ministry of internal Affairs Vladislav Crickley.

The head of the Chief service center of the Ministry of interior stressed that the law is not retroactive, which means drivers who at the time of entry into force of the new rules will have their driver’s licenses with a validity for 30, 50 years and perpetuity, will be able to use the certificate in accordance with the specified in ones lifetime.

The interior Ministry advised citizens not to worry about future innovations. And emphasize that all legislative initiatives that are under development will be carefully prepared, discussed and only then implemented. Citizens will be provided with clear explanations and proposals will have only positive character in the plane of the observance by drivers of traffic rules.

On 25 January it was reported that Ukraine plans to reduce the period of validity of driver’s license depending on the category of transport 5-15 years.

7 July 2016, Parliament increased the penalty for drink-driving three times – to 600 tax-free minimum incomes of citizens (UAH 10200).

Read also: From the beginning of the year near Kiev detained nearly 170 drunk drivers

The interior Ministry explained the changes in driver’s licensing 27.01.2017

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