“The problem of child road traffic injuries remains relevant and requires increased attention from the State Traffic Inspectorate and the public.

So, according to operational data for 10 months of 2021, the number of road accidents involving children decreased by 1.9% (15,126), the number of injured - by 4.7% (14,884).

At the same time, the number of children who died increased by 5.3% (459), ”the ministry said.

They added that the majority of accidents involving child passengers are associated with exceeding the speed limit by drivers, entering the lane intended for oncoming traffic and violating the rules for crossing intersections.

“The traffic police draws the attention of adult road users to the need to control and suppress the attempts of a minor to get behind the wheel.

In this situation, it is important for the parents to explain to the child what such violations can lead to.

Also, if possible, try to remove the keys to the car in places inaccessible to minors, ”added the State Traffic Inspectorate.

At the end of October in Ingushetia, as a result of a collision on the federal highway KamAZ and a car, a woman and a newborn child were killed, and eight more children were injured.