MOSCOW, January 10. / TASS /. Anna Kuznetsova, Commissioner for the Rights of the Child under the President of the Russian Federation, believes that the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Internal Affairs should write instructions for the conductors that would regulate their actions in the event that minors travel without a ticket, and without leaving the transport. This was reported by the press service of the children's ombudsman.
Earlier it became known that the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation is discussing the possibility of introducing a complete ban on the disembarkation of free-riders from public transport. This is stated in the response letter of the Minister of Transport Yevgeny Dietrich to the corresponding request of the Deputy of the State Duma Anton Gorelkin. According to Dietrich, the bill banning free riders in the cold was finalized after the remarks of the state-legal department of the president and was recently submitted to the government. The document proposes "to prohibit disembarkation from a vehicle of a stowaway, including those under the age of 16, who refused to pay an administrative fine and pay the fare, if this puts the stowaway in a state of danger to life or health."
The head of the department also said that the Ministry of Transport, at the suggestion of the children's ombudsman, is working on the issue of a complete ban on the forced disembarkation of stowaways from transport under 16 years old.
"I believe that the cases when the conductors drop off children who do not have money to buy a ticket or the necessary relevant documents from public transport are unacceptable, since this situation can pose a danger to the life and health of the child, especially now, in cold weather. years ", - said Kuznetsova, quoted by the press service.
The Children's Ombudsman suggested that the Ministry of Transport, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Commission on Juvenile Affairs, "work out an interdepartmental document that will help ensure the child's right to safety." "It is necessary to clearly prescribe the actions of the conductor when a child is found who does not have the means to travel on public transport. It is important that the necessary changes are made to the official procedures of the employees of transport companies, and appropriate explanations are given," Kuznetsova said.
She noted that each conductor "must have a clear understanding of what to do if a child is found who does not have the means to purchase a ticket, without resorting to disembarking a minor, so that the child does not end up in a situation of danger."