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Number of traffic accidents decreases by 6.3 percent since beginning of 2018

Since the beginning of 2018, the overall traffic accidents rate on the roads of the republic has decreased by 6.3 percent (2,282 compared to 2,439). The Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the Road Safety Department Nur Satybaldiev said during the discussion of the implementation of Safe City project.

Compared to the same period in 2017, the number of fatalities in traffic accidents decreased by 21.6% (232 compared to 296), and the injured — by 8.7% (3,286 to 3,602) throughout the country.

«The number of traffic accidents involving drunk drivers decreased by 33.5 percent (144 compared to 217),» Nur Satybaldiev said.

At least 2,500 citizens have applied to the department via WhatsApp since January.

In 2017, at least 383,139,486 soms were collected and transferred into the state budget in the form of fines for administrative offenses. At least 477 drivers were deprived of the right to drive vehicles by courts.