About the measures taken to provide road safety in the first half of 2016

20 “July” 2016-th

Guided by the requirements of board decisions, orders, decrees and work plans of the MIA of Azerbaijan Republic a number of organizational and preventive measures have been taken regarding provision of road safety, protection of public order, and strengthening service discipline by the MIA Main State Traffic Police Department (STP) and its sections in the first half of 2016.

During the first half of the year in the country and its regions the conditions of the roads, the works implemented in order to provide traffic security were generalized, the complex analysis was carried out, the results were broadly discussed with the management staff of territorial and regulatory sections of STP in the operational meetings held under the chairmanship of O.Zalov, the Deputy Minister of the Internal Affairs, the General Lieutenant of Police, the reports of the STP sections heads whose works in the road safety had unsatisfactory results were heard. Guided by the results of the analysis of the traffic accidents recorded in the country, as well as relevant orders and recommendations of the MIA the appropriate measures were determined in relation to prevention of traffic accident, organization of fight against strict violations, improvement of moral and psychological atmosphere in the personnel, strengthening discipline, and in this regard a summary-reference was made and sent to the relevant places for use during service.
Providing daily control over the works performed regarding organization of activities in State Traffic Police Department in conformity with the modest standards additional important measures were taken in order to enhance management and organizing activities, to improve regulatory framework, and to professionally develop staff, requirements on adherence to the principles of laws, the supremacy of human rights and freedoms, and service, execution and registration accounting discipline were strengthened.
During the first half of the year a number of orders of the MIA, including the orders "On taking additional measures in connection with ensuring payment of the penalties imposed to pedestrians", "On strengthening preventive measures in relation to the facts of driving transport vehicles without license plates, "On measures aimed at placing the vehicles removed from traffic movement in guarded parking area", "On strengthening control measures against driving transport vehicles without driving licenses", "On holding the week of safety of movement under the conditional name of "Dear pedestrians, please, be careful", "On strengthening safety measures in the field of passenger transport", "On strengthening the responsibility regarding adherence of livestock owners to traffic rules on motor roads", "On additional measures in connection with provision of safety of traffic movement during transportation of agricultural and food products", "On additional measures regarding implementation of the relevant orders of the MIA", and "On operation of the employees of the state traffic police organizations of the city and district police authorities in mutual relationship with the employees of "Signal" Office of the Main State Traffic Police Department  and of its regionally operational areas" were made and directed to execution, and their execution was supervised.   
Taking into consideration the changes made to the new Code of Administrative Offences applied from March 1, 2016 by the Decree №795 dated February 15, 2016 of the President the relevant measures were taken in the field of adjusting the normative legal acts regulating the service for the Code.
The works performed on the application of new information technologies, and organization of electronic document circulation in the head office were controlled and continued in regard with road safety and relevant control issues in accordance with the execution of the Decree № 429 dated May 23, 2011 of the President of Azerbaijan Republic “On some measures in the field of provision of electronic services by public authorities”, the Decision № 191 dated 24.11.2011 "On the Rules of e-services on specific fields provided by central executive bodies” and “List of types of e-services” of the Cabinet of Ministers, and the Order of the MIA.
The measures on proceedings for the protocols prepared in electronic form without participation of the relevant person in the cases of record of the violations specified in the relevant articles of the Code of Administrative Violations in accordance with the Decree № 631 dated May 8, 2012 of the President of Azerbaijan Republic on the application of the Law № 322-IVQD dated April 6, 2012 of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences" with control-measuring devices operating in automatic mode were continued to be controlled.
For execution of the appropriate items of work plans on implementation of National Action Plans for 2012-2015 "On promotion of open government" and "On fight against corruption" approved by the Decree № 2421 dated 05.10.2012 of the President in the internal affairs bodies public relations were expanded, the website reflecting the activities of STP was continuously provided with the information about the service and the information was updated, the citizens' questions about the activity of STP were answered using Mass Media, and transparency was increased in the field of collection of penalties and duties imposed to the service activities.
Overall, in traffic control process in the first half of 2016, 1.402.254 violations of traffic rules, including 6574 cases on drunken driving, 719.542 cases on overdriving, 55.529 cases on violations of the rules on overtaking, maneuvering and crossing the road of oncoming vehicle, 60.119 cases on violation of rules on passing crossroads, 34.912 cases on violation of forbidding signals of traffic lights, 2.771 cases on violation of passenger transport rules were found. In regard with violation of traffic rules the rights of 2.767 drivers were restricted.
In the report period 183 car drivers were determined for reckless driving, and 2.404 for covering the glass of the car with film or coating and disciplinary measures were taken against them.
Furthermore, the actions were continued to be controlled in the field of organization of traffic intended for provision of uninterrupted and safe movement of traffic in both Baku and on the outskirts, new road signs were provided and roads were lined with paint in order to increase capacity of the roads. In the first half of 2016, 18 traffic lights were set up, 7.257 road signs were fixed or replaced with new ones, the roads and streets were lined 492.600 pm with paint by “Signal” IILI.   
Over the past half year intensive explanatory works were carried out on different TV and radio channels in regard with educating the road-users about new Code of Administrative Offences of the Republic of Azerbaijan effective since March 1, 2016 and amendments and changes made hereof, as well 24 programs were prepared and presented to the viewers in the framework of joint project of Main STP Department and «Space» TV, during the on-air broadcasting the viewers' questions and 26.480  verbal inquiries which entered the newly established 902- «Hotline» in the Main Office were answered.

The actions for increasing control over technical state of automobiles, conducting investigation in regard to automobiles not passing the official checkup, preventing the cases of exploitation of technically disordered automobiles, making drivers and other associated people answerable for such offences, were in the spotlight. In order to improve the quality of official checkup procedure of automobiles, activities for construction of diagnostic stations in the administrative territory of MIA MSTPD Registration-Exam and official checkup departments and provision of modern control devices continued.

During the first half of 2016, the admissions of the citizens, the representatives of the office, institution and organizations were conducted by the executors of the Main Department on the registration, re-registration, removing registration, issue of driving license of the transport vehicles belonging to the legal and natural persons, and 5.235 automobiles were registered initially and 19.790 initial driving licenses were issued. The number of the parking areas of the country was 1.343.611
The preventive measures made in the field of prevention of traffic accidents had positive effects, as a result, the number of accidents, dead and injured people diminished in comparison with the relevant period of the past year. During the first half of 2016, 905 road-traffic accidents were recorded, as a consequence, 304 died, and 970 were left injured. The number of the road-traffic accidents has decreased by 140 facts (13,4%), and of the dead by 103 (25,3%), of the injured by 147 (13,2%) in comparison with the relevant period of 2015.
100 road-traffic accidents were recorded in the report period, in the service period of Traffic-Patrol Service Regiment, Main Traffic Police Department MIA as a result, 107 people died, and 44 got injured. In comparison with the first half of 2015, the number of the Road-traffic accidents, death toll and the injured has diminished respectively by 20 facts (16,7%), 23 people (17,7%) and 16 people (26,7%).  
323 road-traffic accidents were recorded in Baku, as a result of this 73 people died, and 342 got injured. In comparison with the relevant period of 2015 the number of the road-traffic accidents, death toll and the injured has diminished respectively by 69 facts (17,6%), 45 people (38,1%), and 72 people (17,4%).
95,7% (866) of the road-traffic accidents recorded across the country occurred by the violations of traffic rules by drivers, including 39,1% (354) by car passing and moving to the way of the oncoming vehicle, 23,4% (212) by exceeding determined speed limit, 13,3% (120) by violations of the rules on passing the cross-roads, 2,3% (21) by drunk driving. 42,8% (387) of the road-traffic accidents were pedestrian crashes, as a result 130 pedestrians died, and 289 got injured.
19 traffic accidents occurred due to violations by pedestrians. 19 children and teenagers died, 80 were injured as a result of the accidents recorded across the Republic. Generally, 232 out of 304 dead were men, 72 were women, 696 out of 970 injured were men and 274 were women as a result of the overall accidents recorded.
Guided by the tasks arising from the Decree “On the measures of strengthening the fight against crime, reinforcement of legislation and rules of law” of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, dated 1994, 4 automatic weapons, («Kalashnikov»), 8 rifles, 1 pistol, 15 (F1) hand grenades, 18 automatic magazines, 1894 different caliber cartridges and 200 grams trotyl were found and surrendered to the investigation bodies by State Traffic Police with the other services of police during the report period, 6 persons wanted under the database were detained and hijacked 35 cars were found.

During the first half of the year, in the exam-registration sections of the Main Traffic Police Department 18 persons and 12 automobiles that had been investigated through the information base were detained during the registration of transport means, as well as 477 facts on incompatibility of assembly numbers with the registration documents were found, and 41 facts on forgeries were revealed and sent to investigation bodies in order to be examined.  

During the first half of the year the information on theft of 113 vehicles was received, and 74 of them were found.
Governed by collegiums decisions, orders and directives of the MIA of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Main Traffic Police Department continues to carry out its measures in the field of provision of traffic security and protection of public order.

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