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Whether a power of attorney is necessary to manage transport

Комитет по вопросам АПК, промышленности, транспорту, строительству и природным ресурсам


The legislative initiative of Vadim Krasnoselsky refers to such a document as a power of attorney to drive a vehicle. A driver who drives someone else's vehicle must have a power of attorney with him to drive it at the moment, according to the law.

According to the author of the legislative initiative, the presence or absence of a power of attorney from a driver who is not the owner of the vehicle does not affect road safety. In addition, the document can be executed in a simple written form, and in this case it is difficult to determine the authenticity of the document for objective reasons. The President considers that these circumstances make it possible to exclude the provision of the law on the mandatory presence of a power of attorney to drive a vehicle. It should be noted that the adoption of the proposed amendment does not restrict vehicle owners to issue powers of attorney, since this institution is enshrined in the PMR Civil Code.

Deputies of the relevant committee supported the initiative of the PMR President however they noted during the discussion that the question of who will compensate material damage in the event of an accident remains open: the person who was driving at the time of the accident, or the owner of the vehicle. It was decided as a result of the discussion to supplement the law-in-draft with a committee amendment. Since the power of attorney to manage transport will be optional, the owner of the vehicle will be obliged to issue an OSAGO policy for an unlimited number of persons or for a specific person to whom transport control has been transferred. The presence of a driver's license and a document for the transport itself (technical passport) will remain mandatory when driving a vehicle.

The deputies of the Committee on Agro-Industrial Complex, Industry, Transport, Construction and Natural Resources will recommend the Supreme Council to adopt the law-in-draft in two readings at once.