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Russia commemorates World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims

November 20, 2016, 0:55 UTC+3 MOSCOW

According to Inspectorate’s data, 142,000 traffic accidents were registered in Russia in ten months of this year, down 6% year-on-year

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MOSCOW, November 20. /TASS/. Russia commemorates the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) falling this year on November 20.

"Activities dedicated to the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims will take place all over Russia. They are called to pay tribute to the memory of people died in traffic accidents and invite attention of the society to problems of preserving life and health of road traffic participants," Russia’s State Traffic Safety Inspectorate told TASS.

According to Inspectorate’s data, 142,000 traffic accidents were registered in Russia in ten months of this year, down 6% year-on-year. About 17,000 people died as a result of such accidents. This figure dropped 12% year-on-year.

Furthermore, slightly more than 180,000 people became victims of traffic accidents. This category also declined 5.6% year-on-year in the reporting period.

Several Russian regions have already held events dedicated to the WDR.

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