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24.04.2020 the Law on Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses for Penalty Points, which abolished such usage  of penalty points, was adopted.


Full text of the Law: http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/webproc4_2?id=&pf3516=2809&skl=10

Argumentation for such changes was (in the explanatory note to the bill)  that “in accordance with Art. 27-1  Code of Administrative Offenses penalty points are a penalty imposed on citizens for traffic safety offenses recorded in the automatic mode. In particular, this concerns administrative offenses under Art. 122 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, including exceeding of the established speed limits of vehicles, violation of the requirements of road signs and marking of the carriageway, freight rules, towing vehicles, stops, parking, pedestrian crossings, not giving priority in pedestrian traffic , violations of roadblocks or pedestrian lanes, etc.




According to Art. 27 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, the usage  of penalty points is preceded by the imposition of an administrative penalty

in the form of a fine which is directly contrary to the provisions of Art. 23 - the purpose of administrative offence is punishment

So,  when such points were introduced, the state actually legalized the driver's right to violate the relevant

traffic rules until such time as the penalty points are over.