Main Directorate for Road Traffic Safety (Russia)

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A Russian GAI officer
Exhibits museum of History of Donetsk militia, Ukraine

Main Directorate for Road Traffic Safety of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (Russian: Главное управление по обеспечению безопасности дорожного движения МВД России, ГУ ОБДД), is the Russian Traffic Patrol.

They are responsible for the regulation of traffic, investigating traffic accidents, and manning the stop lights. GAI officers are called "GAI inspectors" in Russia. The GAI is part of the Public Security Service of the MVD.

Other names[edit]

  • Departament of Ensuring Road Traffic Safety of MVD of Russia (Russian: Департамент обеспечения безопасности дорожного движения МВД России, ДОБДД) abbreviated as DOBDD, since 1994
  • DPS (ДПС (Дорожно-постовая служба (Dorozhno-postovaya sluzhba))), Road Inspection Service
  • State Inspection for Road Traffic Safety (Russian: Государственная Инспекция по безопасности дорожного движения) abbreviated as GIBDD, since 2002
  • GAI (Russian: ГАИ; IPA: [ɡɐˈi]), short for State Automobile Inspectorate (Russian: Государственная Автомобильная Инспекция, tr. Gosudarstvennaya Avtomobilnaya Inspektsiya), until 2011

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