In Penza region number of traffic accidents decreases but their severity grows
Penza, 12 July 2016. PenzaNews. The number of people killed in road accidents and the severity of accidents increased in the Penza region during the six months of 2016, despite the decrease of the total number of traffic accidents. This was reported by the head of the Penza region traffic police department Alexander Kurchatov who gave a speech during the unscheduled extended meeting of the Commission for Traffic Safety under the regional government on Tuesday, July 12.
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According to him, the degree of the consequences severity is higher than the average in Russia and the Volga Federal District.
“[This degree] increased by 12% and equals to 8.3. In Russian it is 8.1, and in the Volga Federal District – 7.1,” the head of the traffic police department said.
Alexander Kurchatov noted that during the period specified, the number of people killed in traffic accidents increased by 4%, while the total number of accidents decreased by 8%, and the number of victims – by 7%.