The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine proposes to amend the Budget Code of Ukraine and to direct a part of funds obtained from paying administrative fines for traffic violation, first of all – speeding fines, to the road safety measures. The relevant decisions were approved during the Government sitting and will be submitted for consideration to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Commenting on the decision, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman noted that the issue of road safety is of ultimate significance.
"Therefore, people will know that funds obtained from paying fines are directed to road safety measures", Volodymyr Groysman said. "Imposition of fine is a forced step. And I do not need any fines or punishment, I want people to be safe", the Prime Minister claimed.
From October 8, The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine regained the speed control on the roads. The corresponding decision was approved following the outcomes of the All-Ukrainian meeting on road safety, which took place in Kamianets-Podilskyi in early October. During the meeting, it was stressed that according to statistics, in Ukraine every day eight people die and about 80 are injured because of violations of traffic safety rules.