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09.02.2022

Taxi drivers caused almost a quarter of accidents with injuries

Taxi drivers caused almost a quarter of accidents with injuries

Almost a quarter of all traffic accidents involving fatalities or injuries have been caused by taxi drivers. Together with carsharing, the number of these accidents is a little under a third of all accidents.
 
According to the Main Directorate for Traffic Safety of Moscow, the number of such accidents involving taxis in 2021 amounted to 1,966 cases, and with the participation of short-term rental cars - 436 cases. This is 23% and 5% respectively of the total number of road accidents involving victims and injuries in 2021.
 
These categories are being closely monitored by the Traffic Police, but a lot depends on the road users themselves. Therefore, the Road Traffic Safety Inspectorate recommends that if you see any obvious signs of tiredness or intoxication, call the emergency number 112 or report it immediately. If the taxi driver violates the rules, uses his mobile phone, makes sudden maneuvers and does not comply with the basic safety standards, it is recommended to ask him to stop the trip and inform the support service.


Photo: rg.ru, Stanislav Krasilnikov / TASS news agency

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