As a general rule, the penalty of deprivation of the right to drive vehicles is not applied to disabled persons. However, this rule has certain exceptions and application features that must be taken into account.
Deprivation of a driver's license is one of the most severe forms of punishment for any motorist, which is applied when committing serious offenses. The Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation establishes that this measure of responsibility does not apply to those persons who use a vehicle due to disability. There are certain exceptions to this rule, since when some violations are committed, even such persons with disabilities will be deprived of their special right. In all other cases, alternative types of punishment are applied to them, which are usually established in the sanctions of the corresponding articles of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation.
How is the prohibition of deprivation of the rights of persons with disabilities applied?
Many citizens with a certain degree (group) of disability mistakenly believe that the punishment in the form of deprivation of a driver's license cannot be applied to them. In fact, the wording of the above norm indicates that this measure of responsibility does not apply only when the vehicle is used in connection with a disability. Consequently, if the disability of a certain person does not entail for him a restriction of his ability to move, the need to constantly use a special car, then this citizen does not fall into the list of exceptions, he may be deprived of his rights when committing any violation that provides for the possibility of imposing such a punishment.
What are the exceptions specified in the law?
Even those disabled who are protected by law from deprivation of a driver's license may be subject to this punishment in certain cases. Such exceptions include driving while intoxicated, re-crossing railway tracks with violations, re-entering the oncoming lane or oncoming tram lines, re-admitting traffic in the opposite direction on a one-way road, cases of traffic violations in combination with harm to health, refusal to undergo a medical examination if there is a corresponding requirement, leaving the scene of a traffic accident. Committing any of the described violations will entail deprivation of rights, regardless of the presence of a disability and the need for a disabled person in a car for constant movement.