Drunk drivers are under heavy control of the State traffic inspectorate of the Russian Federation on holidays, the press service of the department said on Thursday.
“Throughout the holidays, the traffic inspectorate tightens control over drunk drivers. Patrolling is carried out in crowded places, at the entrances to shopping centers, places of recreation and entertainment, where traffic jams and emergencies are possible,” the statement said.
It is noted that during the holidays on the roads went additional traffic police in regional centers and large cities.
“Mass inspections and special operations are planned everywhere, aimed at preventing violations and identifying drivers who drive vehicles while intoxicated,” the traffic police said.
According to the agency, for 11 months of 2019, 13.8 thousand accidents involving drunk drivers were recorded on Russian roads, in which 3.6 thousand people died and 18.8 thousand were injured.