Ukraine Can Cancel Yellow Traffic Signal

  • Ukraine Can Cancel Yellow Traffic Signal

KYIV (FNI) - Government of Ukraine on Wednesday established a commission for the technical investigation of the deadly road accident in Kryvyj Rih town in the eastern region of Dnipropetrovsk. The commission will have to study the question of repealing the yellow signal of traffic lights in Ukraine.

The commission will be headed by Yury Lavrenyuk, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine. The commission also included representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Police, the Ministry of Health, Department of Roads and local authorities.

"Many countries in the world are refusing the yellow traffic signal, there should be only red and green and very strict responsibility for violation of the passage to the prohibitory signal," Lavrenyuk said in Kyiv but did not named examples of countries that cancelled the yellow trafic signal.

If necessary, the question of lifting the traffic signal can be brought to the government meeting. Lavrenyuk himself called such an initiative as "right".

"We have a month to understand in detail the cause of this terrible accident, in which 8 people were killed and 26 injured, 4 in grave condition, and make the appropriate, and possibly cardinal, conclusions." Lavrenyuk said.

In the morning of April 17, in Kryvyj Rih there was an accident involving a Mazda car, a minibus and a bus, which transported employees of one of the enterprises of the town. As a result of the accident, 9 people were killed and 21 others were injured. One of the participants in the accident in Kryvyj Rih, namely the driver of the Mazda car, the police reported a suspicion.

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