Moscow Mayor's Office began checking for Sobyanin’s photo in advertising of false car plates-magnets
The image of the Mayor of the capital in the advertisement of fake numbers, allowing drivers to avoid paying fines, intrigues the city authorities.
In Instagram advertisements for the sale of license plates on a magnetic base, on which photo of Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin is used, appear.
The company-seller offers motorists the magnet plates that are easily mounted on the car and then removed, allowing violators of traffic rules to avoid fines that are issued to other drivers.
Press Secretary of the Mayor Gulnara Penkova commented on the appearance of the capital city Mayor's image in advertising, calling it “a fake".
"It is obvious that no one could authorize the use of photos of Sergey Sobyanin in such advertising," - said Penkova, adding that "this issue will be reckoned."
It is worth noting that in Moscow this winter a new kind of fraud, which allows you to not to pay for parking, is gaining popularity. Drivers find the car, the same color and brand that their own, bought the same magnet plate, and then quietly parked, some of them drive like that all the time. Penalties also are paid by the owners of these licence plates.
Such offenses are classified and punishable by law in different ways.
The simple installation of false license plates is punishable by a fine in the amount of 2.5 thousand rubles, and driving a vehicle with false number could become the reason for driving ban for a period from 6 months to a year.
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