On January 24, 2017 the staff and management of the so-called "Traffic police" of the occupied Sevastopol together with the local police precinct intend to run a preventive raid "Licence plates", aimed at identifying vehicles that have not been re-registered under the order established by the Russian occupiers, according to the press service of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Sevastopol.
“The preventive raid "Licence plates" is aimed at identifying vehicles that have not been re-registered under the established procedure,” reads the message on the department’s website.
Raid is explained by the fact that, pursuant to paragraph 3 of the Resolution of the Russian Government No.399 dated April 27, 2015, the owners of vehicles residing in the territory of Sevastopol, were required until April 1, 2016 to replace registration documents and state registration plates issued to vehicles before March 18, 2014 in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.
Under Russian law, violation of this rule provides an administrative penalty of a fine in the amount of five hundred to eight hundred rubles. Repeated violation involves a fine of five thousand rubles or deprivation of the right to drive for up to three months.
Earlier QHA reported, that as of summer 2016, more than 200 car owners in the Crimea were deprived the right for driving with Ukrainian registration plates.