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The Matryoshka will symbolise safety on russian roads

17 April 2013

The State Automobile Inspectorate announces a new nationwide public awareness campaign, “Buckle Up!”. The campaign, which will last until July, is being run in partnership with the Russian Association of Motor Insurers and the NGO Road Safety Russia.

Surveys of more than 50,000 people have revealed that only half of the Russian population always use a seat belt. Furthermore, even although back seat passengers are just as vulnerable in the event of an accident as...

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The Guardian

Life and death on the world's most dangerous roads

18 March 2013

More than 1.2 million people are killed on the road every year – and more than 20 million are injured, according to a World Health Organisation report published on Thursday.

This makes road accidents the eighth leading cause of death globally – comparable in impact to communicable diseases such as malaria – and the WHO estimates it could rise to fifth in the rankings by 2030 unless action is taken.

Road traffic injuries take an enormous toll on...

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Natalia Agre
President of the NGO “Road Safety Russia”

Who will save our children?

31 January 2013

Very often it’s hard to determine who is to be blamed for a road accident and who is innocent. Sometimes a pedestrian runs out to cross a carriageway in a wrong place or a driver exceeds speed limit or a passenger doesn’t fasten a seat belt. But among the road users there is a group of people who can’t be accused of anything. They do not bear any responsibility for themselves as yet: they do not decide what speed to drive at, whether to fasten or not, they know nothing...

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