Auto lawyer appreciated the new procedure for issuing medical certificates for drivers

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MOSCOW, Dec 1 – Auto lawyer Dmitry Slavnov called the decision to introduce a new procedure for issuing medical certificates with mandatory chemical and toxicological research for citizens who had previously been deprived of their driver’s licenses correct.
“As far as I understand, this procedure will only apply to those who have previously been deprived of their driver’s license for alcohol or drug intoxication, or for refusing to undergo a medical examination. That is, now, upon re-obtaining a driver’s license, such citizens will be thoroughly checked,” – he said in a conversation with
According to the expert, thanks to a more serious examination, it will be possible to understand whether a person made a mistake only once, driving drunk, or he systematically uses alcohol or illegal substances.
“A car is a source of increased danger. I believe that this is the right decision if it really applies to those who have already been deprived of their driver’s license,” said Slavnov.
The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation approved a new procedure for issuing medical certificates for drivers; it will come into force on March 1, 2022. The chief freelance psychiatrist-narcologist of the Russian Ministry of Health Yevgeny Brun explained to reporters that the new procedure provides for an increase in the volume of examinations for certain categories of drivers. So, previously deprived of a driver’s license will have to pass a drug test and chronic alcohol use.

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