Online service launched to complain about vehicles parked on grass

Online service launched to complain about vehicles parked on grass
Photos of vehicles parked on lawns inside the Third Ring Road can be sent via the Moscow Assistant photo reporting application.

Muscovites can send photographs of vehicles parked on lawns via the upgraded Moscow Assistant free photo reporting application, which is available for download.

“We have upgraded the Moscow Assistant app, and now anyone can send us photos of vehicles parked inside the Third Ring Road. We will further upgrade the application to allow reporting about vehicles parked on lawns outside the Third Ring Road, as well as on pavements and pedestrian crossings. Active users will get bonuses,” said Maxim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow and Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development.

Inspectors from the Moscow Administrative Road Inspection Office have started fining violators who park their vehicles on lawns and children’s playgrounds. These offences are automatically reported by the Mobile Inspector application, which sends information to the Office’s database, following which inspectors take decisions on administrative offences.

The fine for parking on lawns is 5,000 roubles for individuals, 30,000 roubles for officials and 300,000 roubles for companies.

The Moscow Assistant photo reporting application was launched for download in August 2015.

“We are reviewing the first stage of its operation. The most active users will receive gifts,” Maxim Liksutov said.

Muscovites can report drivers who don’t pay parking fees or who park their vehicles under restrictive signs. Since recently, they can also report parking violations in Vnukovo Airport.

You must register on the Moscow government services portal in order to download the free application from the App Store or Google Play. Users send photos of traffic rules violators to the monitoring agencies, which check their information before taking a decision to fine the vehicle owners responsible.