In 2018 the number of accidents on Ukrainian roads has decreased by 10% – MIA

В 2018 году количество ДТП на украинских автодорогах сократилось на 10%, - МВД

For seven months of 2018 in Ukraine there were 81 thousand accidents. This was reported the Deputy head of patrol police Department Alexey Biloshitsky, reports the press service of the Ministry of internal Affairs in Facebook.

“In Ukraine for seven months of 2018 was 81 006 accident, which is 10% less than in 2017. Of these, 12 090, accident victims (16% less), which killed people and 1545 people 15647 injured, which is 8.5% and 16.5% less than in the previous year,” he said.

According to Beloretskogo, the main cause of accidents is exceeding the safe speed of approximately 34% of all accidents happened because of speeding violations. Another 20% of road accident happened from-for infringements of rules of maneuvering, 8% – infringements of rules of journey of intersections. Culprits another 8% are pedestrians who violate traffic rules. Next on the list – insufficient distance (7%), violations of the rules of journey of pedestrian crossings (7%), driving while intoxicated (4%).

“Today, to ensure traffic safety on the roads of Ukraine intrudes 540 patrol police cars,” – said Biloshitsky.

Deputy interior Minister Sergei YAROVIT in turn, stressed that a key element of safety on the roads is the preventive work in cooperation with local authorities.

“The issue of road safety is fundamentally important. We see what is happening lately on the roads. We must not only perform their direct work on the prevention of safety, but also to be proactive – to hear the opposite reaction of the leaders in the field, 100% to own operational environment and be able to influence the situation,” he said.

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