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Two die in South Russia traffic accident today…

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VOLGOGRAD REGION, RUSSIA. DECEMBER 29, 2009. Victim’s body at the site of a road accident in the Volgograd region. Two people died and several were taken to hospital as a result of collision of two passenger buses on a federal highway here.

Each year at least 35,000 people were killed along with 215,000 were injuries in 184,000 traffic accidents in Russia.

This road death rate, is about 24.6 deaths per 100,000 population, compared to 14.7 in the US, 10 in France and 6 in Sweden. Economic damages are about 6 billion US dollars.

According to a report the high car accident rate is at poor driving skills, and lack of adequate licensing– until the Putin era it had been widespread practice to pay bribes to instructors in order to skip driving school to obtain drivers’ licenses.


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