The number of accidents with drunk drivers in Russia decreased by 7%

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The number of accidents with drunk drivers in Russia in 11 months of last year decreased by 7% compared to the same period in 2019. Such data are presented by the traffic police of Russia for the period from January to November, which were analyzed by TASS.

In total, during this period in 2020, almost 13.8 thousand accidents with drunken drivers occurred on Russian roads. In 2019, there were 14.8 thousand such incidents. It is noted that the number of deaths and injuries in such car accidents decreased by 11% from 4 thousand (in 2019) to 3.6 thousand (in 2020).

At the same time, the number of victims decreased from 20.2 thousand in the year before last to almost 18.3 thousand in 2020. It is also noted that the majority of accidents with drunk drivers occurred in the summer months of 2020, with the lowest number recorded in February and November.

On January 12, the Russian State Traffic Inspectorate (GIBDD) said that there are four cases in which the driver will not be punished for leaving the scene of an accident.

In December 2020, the Russian State Traffic Inspectorate came up with a proposal to start publishing data on road accidents with graduates of driving schools. The traffic police units will have to publish in the public domain a quarterly report on the proportion of driving school graduates who passed the exams on the first attempt or did not pass at all. The report will also indicate the number of people killed and injured in road accidents due to the fault of graduates who have already received their license. We are talking about novice drivers with less than two years of experience.

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