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Violations of traffic rules on a rented car

Violations of traffic rules on a rented car

In recent years, car rental is in great demand in Ukraine, because it opens up so many opportunities. But remember about responsibility too. And we are talking not only about penalties for damage to the car, but also about the need to pay fines in case of traffic violations. We will talk about the nuances and order of payments in this article.

Car renter's responsibility

Car rental has many advantages:

  • you are not engaged in maintenance, insurance and repair of a vehicle (TS);
  • you get the car in excellent condition;
  • you can use the car, paying only for the operating time, without having to buy it;
  • get access to the "wheels" even when you are far from home (travel, work trips);
  • you can change cars, choosing status or economy models.

Also, many Narscars customers use rental vehicles as a test drive of the model they like, which they plan to buy in the future. At the same time, the responsibility for violations of traffic rules during the operation of the rented vehicle lies with the driver. If traffic police stop you because of a traffic violation, you automatically become a responsible person, regardless of whose car you are driving. In this case, we are talking about violations that were recorded by surveillance cameras.

Usually, such penalties do not come immediately, but within a month. They are received by the owner of the car, in this particular case - by the lessor. Today, CCTV cameras notice the following violations:

  • exceeding the permitted speed indicator;
  • violation of overtaking rules;
  • non-observance of road markings;
  • parking in the wrong place;
  • lack of a seat belt.

The terms of car rental include a clause stating that the lessee automatically becomes a trustee for the life of the vehicle. Consequently, the responsibility for illegal driving and other traffic violations while renting a car lies with the renter.

Liability of the lessor

The landlord is obliged to provide the vehicle that you intend to rent in good working order. Do not neglect checking the vehicle's working condition before renting it. If you receive a fine for incorrect operation of lighting fixtures, and you have not checked their performance, this will only be your responsibility. As for the lessor, he undertakes to insure the car in case of a traffic accident. In this case, if an accident occurs, in which the tenant is not at fault, all the costs of repairing the vehicle are covered by the insurance.

Also, the lessor's responsibilities include:

  • regular payment of annual insurance premiums;
  • maintenance and diagnostics of rolling machines.

Subject to the fulfillment of obligations by both parties, disputes are practically excluded.

Payment of fines

There is an opinion that the “deferred” fines, which are sent to the company by the car rental company as a result of fixing the surveillance cameras, may not be paid by the renter. This is not the case, because when concluding a lease agreement, you leave your passport data and TIN, and also take responsibility for fulfilling the terms of the agreement in writing. In the application for obtaining the service, the lessee indicates the date and time of the car delivery and the corresponding indicators of its return.

It is according to the entered temporary data (as well as trackers that are installed in most cars) that the lessor will be able to prove the need to pay fines by the lessee. The exceptions are situations where the vehicle has been stolen. In this case, an application to law enforcement agencies must be submitted before the moment of fixing a traffic violation. The procedure for paying the fine may differ depending on the agreement between the parties. The landlord can either deposit the funds transferred to him by the tenant or send the details for payment by the second party.

Recommendations for the tenant

Narscars provides all the rental car information you need, including the 2019 Honda Accord X, Renault Logan II, Citroen C-Elysee, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Prius C and more. With us you can rent vehicles in perfect condition. At the same time, we recommend that you follow the rules of the road, as well as be attentive to its management and carefully choose parking and stopping places. This way you can save yourself the extra hassle and additional financial costs of paying fines.

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