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Photo and video recording of traffic violations


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In Russia, road cameras appeared that track the ride with the headlights turned off

In March 2022, traffic cameras appeared in Yekaterinburg that track the ride with the headlights turned off. The work of such complexes was told in the company "UGMK-Telecom," which serves a network of cameras of photo and video recordings of traffic violations in Yekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk region.

We constantly monitor the market of manufacturers and test new complexes, replacing obsolete ones with more technological ones, with a wider list of recorded traffic violations, the UGMK-Telecom company said (quoted by

In accordance with Article 12.20 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation ("Violation of the rules for the use of external lighting devices"), a fine of 500 rubles is threatened for driving without headlights or daytime running lights. It can be paid at a 50% discount.

In a conversation with the publication, lawyer Mikhail Nikitin noted that in most modern cars, running lights are automatically turned on. The rest of the drivers will have to closely monitor the work of light optics. The expert believes that the fines issued for this violation in the daytime do not carry any semantic burden. At the same time, in his opinion, in the daylight it will be more difficult for the camera to prevent mistakes. However, Nikitin admits that drivers who drive at night with non-working headlights can really pose a danger and fixation would stimulate them to check into the service.

According to him, it is not clear whether it is possible to challenge the fines for driving with the headlights turned off, which are written out on the basis of data from road cameras.

I think that there will be no doubt in the materials only if the picture is taken in the dark and the violation is obvious. But if the sun shines, and the camera looks in the direction of movement, it may be mistaken, "he suggested.[1]

Moscow will spend 800 million rubles on cameras monitoring compliance with parking rules

On February 21, 2022, the Administrator of the Moscow Parking Space (AMPP) announced a tender for the rental of road cameras designed to comply with parking rules in Moscow. The customer is ready to conclude a contract in the amount of 802.7 million rubles. More details here.


The number of traffic cameras in Russia has decreased for the first time in the history of their use

By the end of 2021, the number of cameras for photo and video recording of traffic violations in Russia decreased for the first time in the history of their use - to 20.4 thousand. The Scientific Center for Road Safety (NC BDD) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs published such data in mid-May 2022.

According to Kommersant, citing this report, the number of stationary road cameras has not changed in 2021, mobile devices (the so-called trenog) have become 300 less, up to 3.2 thousand units.

The number of road cameras in Russia has decreased

Traffic cameras recording traffic violations began to be used in Russia in 2008. The NC BDD notes that they help reduce accidents, but in 2021, in the areas of operation of 100 stationary cameras, 8.3% more accidents were recorded than a year earlier. The NC explains this by the fact that the number of cameras is growing, and with it the length of the roads that they cover.

Most of the offenses identified by the traffic police in 2021 - 88%, or 160.8 million cases - were detected using traffic cameras, and only 12% (22.2 million cases) without them. The Scientific Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs also indicates that with an increase in the number of traffic cameras (+ 300% since 2011), the number of administrative offenses suppressed using them also grows (+ 893%). At the same time, the total number of accidents over the same period decreased by 33.3%, and the number of deaths in accidents - by 42.2%.

It is undeniable to prove the dependence of accident reduction on the installation of the camera, believes Grigory Shukhman, an expert on photo and video recording systems. According to him, together with the complex, he gives an example, a baffle could be installed on the road, as a result there were fewer people to die, but formally this happened after the camera was installed

The national project "Safe Roads" provides for an increase in the fleet of road cameras by 2.5 times by 2030 compared to 2017 - up to 22,700 units. In 2022, the installation of new road cameras Tomsk, Kaluga region, Udmurtia and other regions was already reported.[2]

The Prosecutor General's Office staged "raids" on the installers of photo and video recording cameras and officials responsible for this

The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation is closely engaged in inspections of the targeted use of budget funds allocated for photo and video recording systems on the roads, and among the results there are criminal cases. This was announced on November 16, 2021 by Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov at the "government hour" in the State Duma.

According to the Prosecutor General, during these inspections, numerous cases are revealed when the installation of video recording equipment primarily pursues the goals of monetization: to make a profit as much and as quickly as possible. And safety issues at the same time fall into the background.

Igor Krasnov spoke about the results of system inspections at the "government hour" in the State Duma

Checks show that many such systems are put into operation with uncomplicated software. This causes the problem of incorrectly issued fines using photo and video recording systems due to their incorrect operation. Igor Krasnov noted that this problem is close to many citizens - millions, many of whom turn to the prosecutor's office to protect their rights.

And some systems do not work at all with the connivance of the relevant officials, the prosecutor general stated.

Inspections in this area, already carried out in 2021 on behalf of the head of state together with Rosfinnadzor, the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, have borne fruit.

We have established a lot of cartel conspiracies, facts of fragmentation of purchases, the purchase of equipment that, in terms of its technical characteristics, does not correspond at all to the characteristics specified in the contract. Well, failure to fulfill the terms of the contracts when forming the initial price, "Krasnov said.

To eliminate the identified offenses, the prosecutor's office introduced the necessary response acts, sent materials to the investigating authorities, and criminal cases were also initiated, he added.

For example, in the Kirov region, a criminal case was instituted and investigated against the regional minister and director of the enterprise, who illegally put into operation a video surveillance system, causing damage to the region in the amount of more than 78 million rubles.

Also, for example, in 2021 there was news about the initiated criminal case on abuse of power on the fact of cartel conspiracy in the purchase of video recording systems for traffic violations for the 2018 World Cup[3]. And in September it became known about the criminal case in connection with inoperative cameras in Khabarovsk, installed as part of the project "Safe and high-quality roads"[4].

There is a reaction on each fact, and we will continue to systematically check the effectiveness and targeted use of budget funds allocated for these purposes, "Krasnov noted.

In Moscow, police cars appeared with 360-degree cameras, which are built into flashing lights. They record a violation of traffic rules

In October 2021, police cars appeared in Moscow with cameras that have a 360-degree view, which are built into flashing lights. The equipment records a violation of traffic rules, and will also be able to identify wanted cars in the stream. More details here.

Moscow installs hundreds of traffic cameras with new features

The Center for Traffic Management (DPC) of Moscow announced a tender for the rental of "equipment for fixing traffic violations" for 3.27 billion rubles. It is planned to install 500 cameras, which the contractor will serve for five years. This became known in early September 2021. More details here.

Announcement of cameras that simultaneously record information about traffic violations and missing people

In Russia, cameras have been created that simultaneously record information about traffic violations and missing people. The equipment was developed by Roselectronica, which announced the product at the end of August 2021. More details here.

Traffic police cameras have problems with new format numbers

In mid-August 2021, it became known about problems with the recognition of "square" car numbers with traffic cameras. As a result, owners of such cars can avoid fines. More details here.

Development of electronic road signs

In early April 2021, it became known about the development by the Recognition Technology company of electronic road signs that allow you to display different maximum permitted speed of cars. More details here.


An increase in the number of fines from road cameras in the Russian Federation by 19% - Ministry of Internal Affairs

The number of fines issued to motorists using traffic cameras in Russia in 2020 increased by 19.2% compared to 2019 and exceeded 145.5 million. This is evidenced by the data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. More details here.

Cameras in Moscow began to record traffic through parking spaces

At the end of September 2020, in Moscow, traffic cameras began to record traffic through parking spaces. The complex registers violations so far in one problem area - at house number 7 on Kosygin Street. In the future, the number of cameras with such functionality will become more, the press service of the Moscow Department of Transport said.

The department explained that some drivers drive through an empty parking lot, trying to bypass other cars and later wedging into the main stream, which creates dangerous situations for other road users.

As evidence of the violation, not only photo recording will be used, but also video recording, which shows that the driver went to the parking markings, but did not park, but continued to move and crossed several parking spaces. The fine for such a violation by the end of September 2020 is 500 rubles (Article 12.16. Administrative Code of the Russian Federation - "non-compliance with the requirements prescribed by road signs or marking of the roadway entails a warning or an administrative fine of five hundred rubles").

On the parkings near the roads, continuous white stripes are applied, which indicate places for parking. This is markup 1.1.

In accordance with the Traffic Regulations (SDA), in addition to delimiting parking lots, markings "separate traffic flows of opposite directions and denote the boundaries of traffic lanes in dangerous places on roads; denotes the boundaries of the carriageway to which entry is prohibited; means the boundaries of parking spaces of vehicles. " In other words, markup 1.1. identifies all places of roads on which travel is prohibited.

In 2021, it is planned to install another 865 road cameras in places of accident in Moscow. The installation of complexes is aimed at improving safety and reducing violations of the Rules of the Road, explained in the press service of the Center for Traffic Management (DPC).[5]

Photo and video recording complexes of the Moscow region will be equipped with video cameras to combat vandals

The company MVS Group, the operator of the regional system for fixing traffic violations, intends to additionally equip more than 1600 road complexes with video surveillance cameras by the end of 2020. Such a step was taken by the enterprise to prevent cases of vandalism in relation to photo and video recording complexes.

Cars of mobile photo and video recording complexes will be equipped with round-robin DVRs, and hidden high-resolution video cameras will appear in the work area of ​ ​ stationary ones. According to MVS Group, from January to May 2020, 152 cases of vandalism were recorded, which is twice as much as in the same period of 2019. At the same time, in half of the cases, attacks on complexes are carried out with the use of weapons. In 8% of cases, operators of mobile complexes are also injured. However, in those locations where CCTV cameras were installed in pilot mode the day before, it was possible to establish the identities of vandals in more than 90% of cases.

For the offense committed, attackers face criminal punishment, up to four years in prison, with compensation for damage for damaged equipment.

A system for monitoring pedestrian crossings with machine learning has been launched in Russia

In June 2020, a smart pedestrian crossing control system was launched in Tver. It was developed by ISS and Дом.ru Business (ER-Telecom Holding JSC) by order of the Center for Traffic Management of the Tver Region.  More details here.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation considered the installation of warning signs about photo identification on the roads excessive and unreasonable

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation considered the installation of warning signs about photo identification on the roads excessive and unreasonable, Kommersant reported in June.

Earlier, the sign "Automatic Control Zone" to indicate locations of mobile and stationary complexes of traffic violations was proposed by representatives of the ONF and a number of public organizations. Warning signs could be installed in settlements at a distance of 150-300 meters to photo and video recording devices, and outside the city - 300-500 meters.

A new information plate was proposed for road sections where devices determine the average speed of vehicles. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Internal Affairs believes that the wishes of social activists contradict the methodology approved by the Government at the end of 2019. The document developed by the Ministry of Transport and the traffic police states that the complexes should be marked with signs for 50-100 meters in settlements and for 150-300 meters on suburban highways.

In addition, the introduction of zone signs indicating the beginning and end of the automatic control zone is not in line with the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Signs.

According to the current rules, recall, automatic complexes are indicated by the plate 8.23 "Photo and video recording."

Glonass BDD may become a single operator of traffic violations recording cameras

On May 19, 2020, it became known that Rostec could become a single operator of traffic detection cameras. The corresponding draft construction order is being prepared by the Ministry of Communications. More details here.


Rostec and GLONASS assessed the effectiveness of road cameras in the regions of the Russian Federation

The company GLONASS-BDD"," a joint venture of the State Corporation Rostec and JSC GLONASS"," analyzed in 2019 the effectiveness of stationary photo and video recording complexes of traffic violations. The leaders in the number of cameras that positively affect the road situation were the Moscow Republic of North Ossetia - Alania, Samara and Vologda regions, a number of other regions of the Russian Federation.

GLONASS-BDD has analyzed data on more than 15 thousand photo and video recording complexes and statistics of accidents with victims on the roads of Russia over the past 5 years. For each camera, its impact on reducing accidents according to the results of 10 months of 2019 was calculated. Cameras that positively affected accident statistics were found to be effective.

The leaders among the regions with a large number of cameras (more than 500 units) were the Samara region, where 19% of the complexes positively influenced road statistics, as well as the Republic of Tatarstan, where this figure is 10%.

In the top of effective regions with a number of cameras from 200 to 500 - Vologda Oblast (21%), Ryazan Oblast (18%), Chelyabinsk Oblast (17%).

Among the regions with a small number of cameras (from 50 to 200 units), the Republic of North Ossetia - Alania became the leader (38% of the cameras influenced the statistics of traffic violations). In second place is the Krasnoyarsk Territory (35%), in third - the Sakhalin Region (20%).

"We were also able to determine how cameras affect the number of speed breakers and the very characteristics of traffic flow. For example, in Elista, in just 20 weeks, the proportion of drivers complying with the speed limit in places where cameras are installed increased from 24 to 59%. In Izhevsk, in 19 weeks, the number of neat drivers doubled. It is noteworthy that in Russia as a whole, in 3% of cases, despite the presence of cameras, the statistics of accidents and traffic violations worsened. Typically, the camera shows a high level of efficiency at the time of installation. After several months or years, when the picture improves, this figure formally decreases. However, the camera continues to perform a preventive function, "says Necheukhin Maxim, General Director of GLONASS-BDD.

Efficiency analysis was carried out using a special hardware and software complex developed by GLONASS-BDD. The complex allows you to determine the best places for installing photo and video recording cameras and predict the impact of cameras on the number of accidents. Recommendations are issued based on big data analysis using artificial intelligence.

New cameras in traffic police cars, which in motion record violations of car speed

On November 26, 2019, it became known about new cameras for fixing violations that will be installed inside traffic police cars. Systems called Oracle were developed by the St. Petersburg company Olivia. More details here.

New speeding fixation devices

On October 16, 201, it became known that new speeding devices would be installed on the roof of police cars in Russia. Measurements will be made right on the go in the traffic stream. More details here.

Traffic cameras began to calculate drivers without insurance in Russia

In early August 2019, it became known that traffic cameras in Moscow began to calculate drivers without a CTP policy. The system is tested, during which motorists, instead of a fine, receive letters  from the traffic police  recommending that they issue insurance. More details here.

The launch of the OSAGO inspection system with traffic cameras is delayed due to technical problems

On February 1, 2019, it became known about the problems with the launch of traffic cameras in the OSAGO verification systems. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Russian Union of Auto Insurers (RSA) could not fulfill the government's order to combine information databases on time. More details here.

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