Russian MIA and Ministry of Digital Development will set up an online database for checking the rights of taxi drivers
In Russia, an online database is being created that allows taxi and car sharing aggregators to check drivers' licenses in real time. As TASS was told in the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation on May 10, the agency is currently preparing to conclude an agreement with the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media on setting up and adapting such a service.
“Currently, work is underway to conclude an agreement between the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia on setting up and adapting the traffic police data mart. The development of the relevant types of information will begin after the conclusion of the above agreement,” the source said.
In November 2020, it became known that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia will provide an opportunity for taxi aggregators and car-sharing companies to find out online data on drivers' rights. It was noted that this would be possible thanks to the function of the traffic police data mart specially created for this purpose and the Unified Portal of State and Municipal Services.
Then it was reported that the possibility of conducting automated checks would be aimed not at punishment, but at the prevention of offenses. In addition, these measures are aimed at preventing drivers who are deprived or do not have the right to drive cars.
The department clarified that at the moment the verification of certificates by number and date of issue is available in the public domain on the official Internet portal of the traffic police.
, Izvestia/Alexey Maishev