Walking around Grodno with the state traffic inspector. How Grodno residents comply with the rules of the road

Walking around Grodno with the state traffic inspector. How Grodno residents comply with the rules of the road

Every year the number of accidents involving pedestrians increases in the autumn-winter period. Daylight hours are getting shorter, visibility on roads is deteriorating due to frequent rains and fogs. And pedestrians themselves, trying to shorten their path, sometimes even go for crazy violations. The correspondent of "Grodzienskaja pravda" went on a raid with the traffic police inspectors and found out what pedestrians are ready to save time.

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The most dangerous hours are in the morning, when everyone is in a hurry to work, and in the evening, when people return home. But you should be vigilant at any time of the day. Time was coming to 11 on the clock, when a pedestrian suddenly ran out onto the roadway on Magistralnaya Street. The traffic here is intense at any time of the day, in addition, organized in six lanes. But this did not stop the man from crossing the road in the wrong place. He was not confused by either a double continuous or dividing zone. When he was stopped by the traffic police, he admitted that he crossed the roadway in the wrong place, but did not consider himself guilty.

- I’m a builder, I need to move between objects, but I can’t walk all the time to the pedestrian and spend working time, answered the perpetrator. What is strange, the transition is slightly further than the place where the builder crossed the road.

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- Yes, we have not seen that. I was very surprised when one day on duty I saw a grandmother with a wand that crossed the road in the wrong place and climbed over the fence in the separation zone. I had to get out of the car and help her. It turned out she was late for the bus. We made a warning to her and asked her not to cross the road anymore, said Alexander Krasochka, the inspector of the traffic police of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Regional Executive Committee.

There are frequent cases when pedestrians ignore traffic signals, believing that 30 seconds of waiting will greatly delay them. So it was with a man who crossed the road to a red light on South Street. He said that he was in a hurry to the child: classes were over, it was necessary to meet. But it is completely incomprehensible how several seconds of waiting at the pedestrian crossing could drastically delay him.

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A patrol car has a good effect on the traffic situation: everyone is becoming more disciplined. Therefore, as an experiment, I invited the traffic police to get away from the road so that they were not visible, but she remained to observe. In less than five minutes, a pedestrian appeared on the street of Soviet border guards. Despite the passage of 50 meters from him, he crossed the road in the wrong place. And the traffic here is intense in all four lanes.

- Not only the driver should observe the speed limit, but also the pedestrian. Do not run out to the pedestrian crossing. Then the driver has more time to notice the person. People should be especially careful when crossing a road with several lanes for traffic. It is much easier to notice a pedestrian in a lane that is closer to the sidewalk. The car stops, the pedestrian moves on, and he should make sure that the cars in the adjacent lane also stopped, said Sergey Byl, the inspector of the traffic police of the Internal Affairs Directorate of the Regional Executive Committee.

For reference

From January to August of 2019, 59 pedestrian collisions occurred in the region, 7 people were killed. In six accidents pedestrians crossed the road in the wrong place, as a result one person was killed and five were injured. Six people were injured due to the fact that they suddenly appeared due to parked cars. And through the fault of drunk pedestrians in the region, 12 accidents occurred, in which 3 people died and 9 were injured.