Until recently, the so-called “waffle” markings had the status of “experimental” and could be seen only in certain cities, then from April 28, 2018, it was officially legalized at the federal level. Now in the traffic rules, there is a corresponding entry, according to which a penalty is provided for leaving for “waffle” markings.

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Henceforth in paragraph 13.2 it is said: “It is forbidden to go to the intersection, the intersection of carriageways or the section of the intersection indicated by the marking 1.26 if a traffic congestion is created ahead of the train which will force the driver to stop, creating an obstacle to the movement of vehicles in the transverse direction, except for turning to the right or to the left in the cases established by these rules. ” The presence of such a markup at busy intersections is designed to minimize the number of negligent motorists who do not wait for their traffic signal and block traffic to a perpendicular stream. Fixation of violations on the “waffle” is automatic with the help of special cameras. The latter is able to recognize at once three types of violations, namely, travel to a red traffic light signal, exit for a stop line and turn from the wrong range. In addition to the yellow markings on the roads, you can see several new signs. For example, the sign 1.35 “Crossroads” in the form of a yellow square on a dark background with two intersecting diagonals is designed to warn drivers about the presence on the route of the same “wafer” markings (see photo). Some motorists decided that the introduction of such innovation means that going to busy intersections without “wafers” is now not subject to a fine, but in fact, nothing has changed. Article 12.13 of the Administrative Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan continues to state that, having recorded such a violation, the inspector of the State Traffic Safety Inspectorate has the full right to issue a fine. Note that at the moment, even in the cities that participated in the experiment, “waffle” markings are available only at certain intersections, so in the near future road workers plan to work closely on its application. As of April 2018, the “wafer” was only at five crossroads, but by the end of the year, it will be applied at 79 more sites.