Baku starts raids to prevent pedestrian rundown accidents
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.6 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
From today, Baku City Chief Traffic Police Department has started raids in order to prevent pedestrian rundown accidents.
Approximately 49 percent of the traffic accidents, recorded last year, have been pedestrian accidents, Baku City Chief Traffic Police Department's Public Relations Department head Vagif Asadov told Trend.
In this regard, raids will be carried out on roads near schools, underground and ground junctions, as well as pedestrian crossings.
During road inspections, to be held until Jan.15, serious measures will be taken with respect to pedestrians crossing the road in places that are not allotted, Asadov said.
According to him, pedestrians do not take advantage of newly commissioned underground and ground crossings, and cross the roadway in the areas with intense vehicle traffic, which often leads to tragic consequences.
Pedestrians violating traffic rules will be fined in the amount of 10 manat in accordance with Article 153 of the Code of Administrative Violations and in accordance with the law on road traffic.