‘Amnesty’ for early BelToll users in January
7:42, — Auto
Plans have been made to decide on whether some of the fines awarded against toll road users in Belarus in August-September 2013 should be scrapped.
The decision is due in January 2014, BelTA learned from Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Anatoly Sivak.
“I have not been informed about the matter yet but the result will be available in January,” said the official.
Earlier the Ministry contacted the government with a proposal to reduce the fines for some violations committed by truckers in the first few months after the BelToll system was launched, namely in August-September 2013. Yet Anatoly Sivak believes that the ‘amnesty’ may encourage delinquent behavior and users’ failure to read instructions properly. Besides, the investigation of some complaints unearthed disputable points. In particular, in some situations hired drivers acted unfairly behind their employer’s back. “Many essential points have emerged. They are now being revised more attentively. Consultations with other agencies are being held,” admitted the Minister.
While fines may be reduced for some violations, violators are still going to face penalties.