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Parade of wrecked cars warns the public about road safety

By M.ZOLJARGAL

Police in Ulaanbaatar led a parade of emergency vehicles, hearses, and trucks loaded with cars destroyed in traffic accidents down Peace Avenue on Wednesday, to remind the public of the consequences of careless driving.
The cars were involved in accidents resulting from text messaging while driving, driving in oncoming traffic lanes, and driving while intoxicated. The organizers hoped to let the public understand what careless driving can lead to, including asset damage and death.
“We tried to show people how residents are having their lives and assets ruined in traffic accidents. It is almost impossible to prevent such accidents by just reporting statistics. The accident rate is still rising despite our many efforts. That is why we are visually ‘teaching’ the public why they shouldn’t ignore traffic regulations,” said E.Enkhbold, official of the Prevention Division at the Ulaanbaatar City Traffic Police Department.
The line of cars set off from the Officer’s Palace at 10:00 a.m. and drove down Peace Avenue to its final destination at Dragon Center.
A photo exhibition displaying the most harrowing traffic accidents which occurred in October of this year was also opened at Dragon Center.
More than 500 volunteer students followed the parade and handed out materials about traffic regulations, while , traffic accident victims were present to voice their regrets and warn others about repeating their mistakes.
The Ministry of Justice, General Police Department, and Traffic Police Department worked together on this effort to minimize traffic accidents, and as part of their recent decision to observe October 22 as a Day Dedicated to Traffic Accident Victims.
Over 100 policemen donated blood this week for the victims of traffic accidents as part of the remembrance day.
Over the past 15 years, there were 5,047 traffic related fatalities, and 12,000 more individuals became physically disabled from injuries suffered in traffic accidents, according to an unofficial report by Unuudur.

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