MOSCOW, 7 Mar – RIA Novosti. The law prohibiting the disembarking of children from public transport for free travel comes into force in Russia.
The document was developed by the Ministry of Transport. Changes are proposed to article 20 of the Charter of road transport and urban land electric transport of the Russian Federation.
The law prohibits the forcible disembarkation of free riders from public transport under the age of 16, traveling unaccompanied by adults.
In addition, it delimits the powers between the federal center and the constituent entities of the Russian Federation to regulate issues related to control over travel payments, carry-on baggage and baggage transportation.
“From now on, conductors and drivers should understand that by dropping a child out for lack of a ticket, they violate federal law and will be held liable for it. Leaving children alone on the road is dangerous for their life and health. A situation similar to the recent incident in the Kirov region, when a 12-year-old girl late in the evening in a 20-degree frost was dropped off the bus by the conductor, it should not happen again, “said Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, whose words are quoted by the chamber's website.
Earlier on social networks, information was published that on the evening of February 25, a 12-year-old girl, returning home from acrobatics classes, was dropped off the bus. It turned out that the girl lacked one ruble to travel. The conductor forced the schoolgirl to get off the bus, despite the fact that it was already late, and the temperature outside had dropped to minus 20 degrees. In addition, as the girl's father said, her phone was discharged due to the cold. The regional prosecutor's office began an investigation into the incident.