Previously, similar requirements were established for the work and rest regimes by order of the Ministry of Transport of October 16, 2020 No. 424 for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.
“Consequently, natural persons can continue to carry out passenger and luggage transport activities through passenger taxis, observing the requirements for the work and rest regimes established for them,” said the expert.
As Ksenia Kitanina, the head doctor of the Russian Transport University polyclinic, said, 12 hours, taking into account not only the management period, but also passing technical and medical examinations, waiting for an order, etc. – the maximum time in which the driver is able to maintain concentration on the road and drive safely.
“Reworking will not only inevitably lead to an increase in the number of accidents and injured passengers and drivers, but may also have more serious consequences, which is why the adoption of this measure is relevant and due to the need to preserve life and health of the passengers”, explained Kitanina.