In a move to enhance road safety and protect the rights of cyclists, the Parliament of Azerbaijan has approved amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses, introducing fines for drivers who encroach on bicycle lanes.

Report informs that, according to the new legislation, motorists caught driving on bike paths will face a penalty of 100 Azerbaijani manats (approximately $59).

The draft amendments were discussed in the first reading during today’s parliamentary session. The newly added Article 327.1-2 of the Code stipulates that vehicles, other than bicycles and small electric transport, will be subject to the 100 manat fine for driving on bicycle lanes.