Introduction of traffic light sections "+" allowed to reduce the number of road accidents in Astana by 51%
According to the official website of capital akimat, experiment with the introduction of additional means of regulation has proved its effectiveness.
The introduction of additional sections of the traffic light "+" allowed this year to reduce the number of road accidents in the capital of Kazakhstan by 51%-from 94 to 46 road accidents, the Astana office of TRAFFIC police reported.
Thereby, noted in Department, the experiment proved the expediency.
It should be reminded that since 2016 in Astana as an experiment a means of regulation, which was not previously used in Kazakhstan, was used: an additional signal of the traffic light "+" red color was installed.
"A similar signal is widely used in France. The purpose of its application is to ensure safety when making left turns at controlled intersections of roads. This signal is intended exclusively for drivers making a left turn, and it is important to understand that the signal "+" shows the state of the "red" traffic light signal for transport from the opposite direction", – specified in the administration.
Examples of installation of additional signals " + " in Paris, France
Essence of this experiment is to install the left of the intersection of a special additional signal, which is a section of the red traffic light with a stencil symbol" + "("plus"). And during this period there is an opportunity to make a safe turn to the left. At the same time, according to the signal "+" drivers will be able to navigate whether the "red" traffic light signal for oncoming drivers is currently on. And if the signal " + " is extinguished, the oncoming traffic begins to move and it is necessary to skip it, which will improve road safety.
"An important difference of this experimental method of regulation from the additional sections of the traffic light used in the Republic of Kazakhstan is that even when the signal "+" is off, drivers in the absence of oncoming traffic have the opportunity to turn left or turn. While, according to the traffic rules of the Republic of Kazakhstan, when the additional section regulating the movement in the specified direction is switched off, the movement is prohibited regardless of what the main traffic light signal is lit.
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