86 years of road safety

July 3 is the foundation day of the traffic police. On this day in 1936, the Union of People’s Commissars approved the “Regulations for the State Automobile Inspectorate of the Main Directorate of the Workers and Peasants’ Militia of the NKVD of the USSR”. This is how the first 7 departments of the State Automobile Inspectorate appeared, in which there were only 57 employees. Today, more than 83 thousand people work in the traffic police, 57.5 ​​of which are inspectors traffic police officers.

As a result of their work over the past 10 years, Russian roads have become safer. For example, people are half as likely to die in accidents. And the number of fatal accidents continues to fall. For example, since the beginning of the year (January-May), the number of casualties has fallen by 8.2% (compared to the same period in 2021) to 41.9 thousand, and the number of fatalities by 3.1% (4467 people ), as well as victims (53,101 people, which is 8.5% less than a year earlier). Pedestrians started falling under their wheels by 8.1%. These indicators are not ideal, but the trend is clear – to improve.

First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Gorovoy congratulated the traffic police officers and veterans on their professional vacation:

– Dear colleagues! Dear veterans! Please accept our warmest congratulations on this important date – the 86th anniversary of the State Traffic Inspectorate! All these years you ensure the implementation of the most important national task in the field of road safety, you do everything possible to reduce accidents and you are the first to help people in need on the road. Preserving the life and health of our citizens, their calm and safety in the transport environment are among the most important areas of this activity.

Employees of the State Traffic Inspectorate daily serve in difficult conditions, sometimes at the cost of their own lives, maintain order on the highways of the country and show high professionalism and dedication in the performance of official duties.

Special thanks to the veterans of the National Traffic Inspectorate. It is you who have established the wonderful traditions of fidelity to duty and courage. It is the job of the current and future generation of employees to maintain and expand these traditions.

I wish all the staff of the State Traffic Inspectorate success in their work, happiness and prosperity, the families of workers – peace and respected veterans – good health and long life!

The editorial of “Behind the Wheel” joins the congratulations of the Secretary of State of the Ministry of the Interior!

Source: Z R

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