Ukraine and Turkey signed an important agreement with regards to driver’s licenses

Украина и Турция подписали важное соглашение касаемо водительских удостоверений

There is information about the agreement between Ukraine and Turkey, which is aimed at mutual recognition of driving license.

Became aware of the ratification by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Agreement on mutual recognition of driving licenses between Ukraine and Turkey.

This deal will be able to achieve a significant simplification of procedures for the exchange of driver’s licenses for the Ukrainian and Turkish citizens who legally live in the territories of the countries.

Through this agreement, the additional financial and time costs do not threaten the drivers with the exchange of certificates for similar documents in the country of residence.

It should be noted that this is not the first such agreement, as in such Union with Ukraine are Italy and Spain, and in the future intend to sign the corresponding agreement with France.

By the way, recently to the Ukrainian drivers asked about the new fines. So if a person likes to drive a car after drinking alcoholic beverages, he may face a serious disappointment in the form of increased penalty.

The effect of the new rules provided from Wednesday, July 1. If the driver drives a car while drunk, now it can apply the provisions of the criminal code, not administrative. It is also planned introduction of bill No. 7279-d, the adoption of which took place in 2018.

Now criminal liability can be applied in the case of the following violations:

– sat down behind the wheel driver who has used alcohol or drugs.

– if the driver handed the vehicle over to the person in an inadequate state (drugs, alcohol or potent drugs);

– failure of the driver’s medical examination if he sits behind the wheel;

– the use of illegal drugs or alcohol after an accident and a stop of the driver by a police patrol.