For the first six months of the current year in the territory of the Nikolaev area it happened1368 dorozhno - transport incidents, as a result of which 58 people were lost and 347 more got injuries. However if to compare these figures to the similar period of last year, the number of road accident decreased by 35,6%, number of victims - on 39,6 5, and quantity injured - for 35,5%. Probably, such reduction is connected with toughening of sanctions for traffic violation of the rules.
The main reason for road accident on - former there is a human factor, the State traffic inspectorate in the Nikolaev area reports. Many drivers quite consciously violate traffic regulations, most often this excess of the most admissible speed, maneuvering violation of the rules during overtaking, departure on an oncoming lane, and also management of the vehicle in an alcohol intoxication. It should be noted that fans of alcohol aren't stopped even by threat of imposing of a penalty for the sum from 2550 to 3400 hryvnias. Almost daily on the Nikolaev highways the staff of GAI detains from 50 to 70 drunk drivers.
Since January, 2009 9327 drivers - reckless drivers who were at a wheel in an alcohol intoxication were detained. For this period in the area territory because of drunk drivers there were 29 road accidents in which four persons died.