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Moscow car rental: stopped by the trafic police

Moscow car rental: stopped by the trafic police

04.09.2019
All the traffic officers’ actions are strictly controlled by the law. The only thing the traffic officer can do, if the car door is still closed, is tapping the glass to draw the driver’s attention. Photo: https://orenonline.ru

Imagine you've and started a trip. But suddenly a traffic officer stops you and opens the car door in order to check the documents and the driver. Has he any right to do it? How should you act? What duties do traffic officers have? We are going to find out it.

 All the traffic officers’ actions are strictly controlled by the law. The only thing the traffic officer can do, if the car door is still closed, is tapping the glass to draw the driver’s attention. Car if the property of the citizen. It is not allowed to break in it without being allowed. You are free to close it back in case you didn’t give any permission to enter the car. It is enough to pass your documents though the opened window. There is no need to step out of the car like drivers did many some ago. 

Special powers for checking up a rented car 

It happens sometimes that there are some reason to get into the car’s interior.

For example:

• a necessity to use the car for work-related purposes;

• a necessity to neutralize the trespasser into the car in case it may cause harm to the people around;

• stopping wrongful acts made by the car owner of the passengers. If there such a situation, the traffic officers fill in a report first.

There he or she indicates all the circumstances of the incident. There must be also two eyewitnesses or the incident should be recorded on video. Moscow is a city with busy traffic, there are millions of private cars as well as rented ones. Every driver should know the traffic rules as well as his or hers rights. Drive safely, follow the rules and get checked the right way!


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