Road accidents in Kazakhstan kill some 2,400 since early 2013
Astana, Kazakhstan, Nov.14
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
As a result of road accidents in Kazakhstan, around 2,400 citizens of the country have died and 80,000 have been injured since early 2013, Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev said while receiving the country's Interior Minister Kalmukhanbet Kasymov at the capital residence, the press-service of the Kazakh president said.
"A significant number of people die from road accidents in the country. Since early 2013, there have been some 2.5 million cases of traffic violations, 26,000 drunk driving incidents, some 2,400 deaths and over 80,000 injuries," the president said.
With this regard, Nazarbayev stressed the necessity of taking measures to decrease road accidents in the country.
"Amendments and additions to the relevant normative legal acts have been worked out that are aimed at tightening responsibility for violation of traffic rules," Interior Minister said.
According to him, in particular, speeding more than 40 kilometers per hour and moving the opposite lane will result in deprivation of the driving license and the responsibility for drunk driving will include a fine of 500 MCI (minimum estimated index), 300 hours of public work or administrative detention for six months on the court decision.