Do tachograph Need ?

Do tachograph Need ?

Few know of the existence of such a device as a tachograph.Those who are just beginning to engage in passenger and cargo transportation business, primarily concerned with the question whether the tachograph and the punishment provided for the needs of his absence.The fact that the installation of such a device is by no means cheap.In addition, a lot of time-consuming and the process of installation and receive a special card on which are recorded the results of his work.

Until recently, the installation was optional.What is the situation now?

What tachograph?

Tachograph - a checker, the main objectives of which are:

  • ensure continuous standalone monitoring the movement of commercial vehicles;
  • ensure objective control over the actions of the driver: the data of such a device can not be faked;
  • punishment for violation recorded by the tachograph, and inevitably the same for all drivers.

In short, this device is installed on the car to monitor to ensure that drivers are not processed.The fact

that the accumulation of fatigue, reduced concentration.Truck drivers often even fall asleep at the wheel.This is very dangerous because it can lead to accidents and in this case, the harm will receive not only the driver but also the passengers or other road users.

This device is manufactured according to international standards.Its interface is international - instead of literal and verbal symbols it uses icons.

established a special card, which is issued to each driver individually in each unit.On the card is recorded, all data on the movement of the vehicle in the working mode, and the getaway driver.Give out these cards service centers authorized for execution of these works by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

This definitely set the tachograph?

Currently tachographs are required to install all the owners of vehicles in categories M2, M3, N2 and N3, carrying out commercial activities.When it comes to regular flights, installing such a device is optional.

According to the Order of Ministry of Transport of December 14, 2011 N 319, each owner must:

  • contact the service center;
  • set the tachograph;
  • activate the device using the card;
  • pass accuracy check operation of the device;
  • subject sealing device in order to prevent the possibility of unauthorized hacking devices.

All these measures are intended to improve the safety of passengers and cargo, to increase the safety of life and health of passengers during transport, as well as to strengthen the control over the observance of the normal operating mode drivers.


presence and correct functioning of tachographs control traffic police officers.The absence of tachograph is an administrative violation.If your vehicle is not installed tachograph, if it is not working or broken, or if using it has been revealed the fact of violation of driver work and rest, you face a fine ranging from one to three thousand.The same penalty applies to drivers who do not have the card in the device.At the same time officials in such cases, threatened with a fine ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 rubles.

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