In Ukraine may limit the design and construction of left turns on roads with heavy traffic. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of regional development, construction and housing and communal services of Ukraine Lev Partskhaladze, the press service minrehionu.
According to authorities, up to two thirds of accidents on the roads occur during the execution of a left turn through oncoming traffic.
“Why the new changes to the GOS in respect of public roads planned to limit the device left turns in areas with high traffic and provide for in these places the design of multi-level interchanges. It’s very important for traffic safety,” – said Partskhaladze.
In particular, it is proposed to provide a device left turns only on road sections with the intensity of 20 thousand vehicles per day. At the same time on highways, roads of category 1-b with traffic volume of more than 20 thousand cars is necessary to build multi-level interchanges.
The Ministry of regional development proposes to make these changes in the state building norms for designing of public roads.