The auto expert named three reasons for the high mortality rate on Russian roads: Society: Russia: Lenta.ru
The high death rate in road accidents on Russian roads is associated with three reasons. They were named by the head of the ONF working group “Protection of the rights of motorists”, auto expert Peter Shkumatov. His words lead Telegram-channel “Radio point NSN”.
The first reason, according to the auto expert, is the absence of barriers to separate the oncoming lanes. “Barriers are installed on the roads, a bump stop is installed, mortality is falling. Of course, not to zero, but it falls to 80 percent, ”Shkumatov said.
The second reason named by the specialist is the lack of lighting. Most accidents are carried out in the dark, he said.
The last factor contributing to high road fatalities is the small number of regulated pedestrian crossings. In Russia, it is necessary to move to regulated transitions with traffic lights and a call button, Shkumatov said.
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin described the mortality statistics in road accidents on Russian highways with the phrase “as in military operations.” The head of state noted that it is necessary to reduce the death rate on the roads.