Moscow said the reduction in the number of fatalities by eight percent

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The number of deaths in accidents on the roads decreased by 8% during the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year, reported RIA Novosti head of TMS Vadim Yuriev.

«As a result of joint work of the transport complex of the city, Moscow traffic police deaths on the capital’s roads fell by 8%. In the capital six months of 2017 killed 213 people, and this year over the same period, 17 people less,» — said the source.

Yuriev said that to reduce the number of victims managed through the use of complex measures, among which the installation of video cameras, changing traffic patterns and the appearance of pedestrian crossings, additional lighting. In addition, reorganization of Parking spaces and revision of traffic patterns in congested areas increase the capacity and speed of traffic flows, and most importantly — reduce the accident rate, he added.

«For us this is an important figure, as it is real lives saved, and we will continue to work towards improving road safety,» concluded George.