Monday, November 27, 2017

Ukraine will reduce the maximum allowed speed in the settlements

November 27, 2017 ( Number of people who annually die as a result of car accidents in Ukraine is equivalent to the numbed of soldiers that died during the whole period of Donbas war. According to data from National Police, 117 thousand road accidents occurred for 9 months of this year. This figure increased by 8.8% compared to 2016. 2,317 people died on the roads.
The most awful car accident have taken place in Kharkiv on October 19, 2017. Lexus RX, with a 20-year-old woman at the wheel ran on red lights which led to a crash with Volkswagen Touareg. In the result of the car accident, Lexus hit the pedestrians, who lined up at the traffic lights waiting to cross Sumska street. Five people died at the scene in the result of the stroke. Please, take into accout that video below is not the faint of heart.

Video of the car accident in Kharkiv on October 19, 2017
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will reduce the maximum allowed speed in Ukrainian settlements from 60 kilometers per hour to 50 km/h starting January 1, 2018, according to Cabinet resolution No. 883 of November 10, published in the official government newspaper Uriadovy Kurier. It is noted that in most EU countries, the speed limit in settlements does not exceed 50 km/h, while the limit is even dropped to 30 km/h in certain areas. The adoption of the corresponding bill will bring the national legislation closer to that of the European Union.