http://a1plus.am/en/politics/2009/0 8/31/margar-ohanian
03:31 pm | August 31, 2009


Some 4000 Yerevan drivers have been fined for not wearing seat belts.

"Drivers must wear seat belts for their own security," head of the
Motor Vehicle Administration Margar Ohanian told a press conference
on August 31.

"All vehicles must have seat belts by October 1. They are on sale at
8-15 thousand drams. Everyone must wear a seat belt in the republic
regardless of his family belonging and social status. No one can call
me and ask for mercy. Everyone will be punished. The earlier we settle
the issue of seat belts, the better for all of us," said the head of
the Motor Vehicle Administration.

In reply to A1+'s question how many policemen had been made accountable
for the violation, Mr. Ohanian said: "Policemen take a service
examination under RA Law on Police."

Reporters observed that the police escort taking editor of "Haykakan
Jamanak" Nikol Pashinyan to court wasn't wearing a seat belt. "Police
cars transporting detainees are regulated by RA Law on Traffic
Safety. If the car meets the Law the policeman cannot be punished. I
have no information about the car and its driver," said Mr. Ohanian.

The Motor Vehicle Administration is also concerned about speed
limitation. "Cars will be recorded and the driver will be fined if
he violates the speed limit, " concluded Margar Ohanian.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress