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Violation of traffic rules by drivers in Russia

According to the statistics of Russia’s traffic police, 99868 road accidents with victims happened in Russia in 2011. In comparison with 2010 the number of accidents increased by 0.2%.

The number of victims that died in car crashes in 2011 was 27953 people – 1386 people more than a year earlier (5.2%). 251848 people were injured in crashes – the number increased by 1213 (0.5%).

The most frequent cause of accidents on the roads is a violation of traffic rules by drivers. The total number of recorded traffic violations in 2011 increased by 4% and amounted to 57.2 million cases.

In 2011, in Moscow, 11827 road accidents were registered, 701 people died. As an example, I would like to bring the following video from the streets of Moscow. Try to count the number of traffic violations occurred within a few seconds. Warning! Offensive language.

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