In Russia, “targeted sharpness” on the safety of intersections

A new social campaign should draw attention to road injuries at intersections. It begins within the framework of the federal project “Road Safety” of the national project “Safe High-Quality Roads” with the support of the Main Department of Road Safety of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

The social project aims to improve the literacy of behavior at intersections of all road users.

Next to the traffic controller (from left to right): Igor Korolyov, General Director of the FKU “Directorate of the Road Safety Program”; Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the Road Safety Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Major General of Police Vladimir Kuzin; Deputy Director of the Ministry of State Policy in the Protection of Children’s Rights of the Ministry of Education Yuliya Kostyryachenko; head of the non-profit organization “Movement without danger” Vadim Melnikov.

Next to the traffic controller (from left to right): Igor Korolyov, General Director of the FKU “Directorate of the Road Safety Program”; Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the Road Safety Inspectorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Major General of Police Vladimir Kuzin; Deputy Director of the Ministry of State Policy in the Protection of Children’s Rights of the Ministry of Education Yuliya Kostyryachenko; head of the non-profit organization “Movement without danger” Vadim Melnikov.

some statistics

In 2021 40,199 accidents occurred on Russian roads at the intersection, this is 30.2% of all traffic accidents in which people were killed or injured during this period. 2258 people died, 52 803 were injured. Compared to last year, the accident rate has decreased by 8.3% of intersection accidents, 5.3% of fatalities and 9.5% of injuries, but still remains extremely high.

Most accidents at intersections occur within cities – 88.4% or 35,520 accidents (-8.7%) and outside of them – 11.6% or 4,679 accidents (-5.4% to APPG).

At regulated intersections 14,808 incidents were recorded (-8.1%), in which 457 people died (-13.3%), 19,781 were injured (-9.8%). on unregulated — 25,391 traffic accidents (-8.4%), in which 1,801 people were killed (-3.0%), 33,022 injured (-9.3%).

Vehicle drivers are responsible for more than 90% of road accidents: 90.6% at regulated, 91.7% at unregulated intersections.

(This video is dedicated to the new social campaign)

Motorists most often commit the following offenses when driving through intersections:

  • do not track the order
  • breaking the rules of the zebra crossing
  • violate traffic light requirements
  • choose the wrong distance
  • maintain a speed that does not correspond to the specific traffic conditions.

The top 5 common offenses committed by pedestrians when crossing intersections:

  • crossing the carriageway outside the pedestrian crossing in the zone of its visibility
  • disobedience to regulatory signals
  • cross the carriageway in an unspecified place
  • being on the roadway without crossing it
  • movement on the roadway on a skateboard (roller skates, etc.)

The main goal of the campaign is to change the behavioral model, to help road users realize responsibility and risks at intersections. To reduce accidents, you must clearly follow the rules of right of way or right of way at the intersection.

To set priorities

Social campaign “Set your priorities!” will be held in 15 regions of Russia in online and offline formats. These are the topics where, according to the statistics, the crash rate is highest at intersections.


Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of Road Safety of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Police Major Vladimir Kuzin, believes that adherence to priorities indicates a high culture of behavior, responsibility, courtesy and organization of road users.

“Together we will change the situation and achieve a common goal – accident-free traffic on the roads of our country!” he noticed.

The events will cover all target groups: motorists, future motorists, pedestrians, parents and children. Seminars, trainings, consultations, etc. will be held in places where road users are most concentrated, such as driving schools and gas stations, public transport stops, parks, transportation companies and shopping and entertainment centers, educational organizations and children’s health camps.

A picture: Depositphotos

Source: Z R

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