When reading the rating, it is important to take into account what experts consider absolute accident rates, that is, other things being equal, there will be more accidents in those regions where there is a larger population. The Krasnodar Territory remained on the second line of the anti-leadership rating, the same as last year. Here, from January to November 2022, there were 5,229 traffic accidents. At the same time, their number decreased by 3.5 percent.
The situation with road safety is worse in Moscow – 7112 accidents were recorded here, but the result has improved compared to last year – accidents have decreased by 8.6 percent. Indicators improved the most in St. Petersburg and the Moscow region: minus 16 and minus 14.6 percent for the year.
The top ten anti-leaders also included the Nizhny Novgorod, Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Chelyabinsk and Samara regions, as well as the Krasnoyarsk Territory. In the latter, the number of car accidents increased by 1.7 percent.
The fewest number of accidents was recorded in 2022 in the northern and southern regions. There were 16 accidents on the roads in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, 22 in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The new federal territory “Sirius”, which is located entirely in Sochi, was marked by 74 accidents.
In Chechnya, during the year, there were 23.1 percent fewer accidents, just 160. The region rose from seventh to fourth place in the ranking. Among the republics of the North Caucasian Federal District, Ingushetia is also in the top, but Karachay-Cherkessia fell out of the top ten.
– In general, there is a constant downward trend in traffic accidents throughout the country. Over the past 5 years (from 2018 to November 2022), 2020 has become the year of the maximum decrease in the number of accidents in the Russian Federation, this is understandable. This is the year the pandemic began, with all the lockdowns and mobility restrictions that followed, the study authors noted.