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Number of traffic accidents grows in Issyk-Kul region

111 traffic accidents were registered in two months of the summer in Issyk-Kul region that is 14 more than in the same period of 2016. Press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported.

According to Azamat Israilov, the head of the Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic for Issyk-Kul region, the death toll increased from 20 in 2016 to 22 (4 children), but the number of people injured reduced from 183 to 175.

60 percent of road accidents are committed by nonresident drivers.

According to him, the majority of traffic accidents are caused by non-compliance with the road traffic rules, speed limit. Often drivers leave the vacation place at night and fall asleep at the wheel. The most deadly maneuver is the desire to «slip through» on the oncoming lane.