Irek Yalalov: “Only 40% of Ufa drivers are ready for winter”
About 60% of Ufa drivers aren’t yet ready for winter season, the head of Ufa administration Irek Yalalov stated during today’s operative meeting. Less than 40% of car owners have changed summer tires for winter ones and other 10% don’t intend to change tires at all. Such figures have become the result of the questioning, made on the official site of Ufa administration. At the same time 120 traffic accidents have occurred for the last 24 hours, while usually this figure is equal to 150.
Specialists say that in order to avoid traffic accidents because of cold weather it is necessary to change summer tires for the winter ones, to increase safe distance, reduce the speed and turn to smooth driving style. Besides, drivers should prepare vehicles for cold temperatures – to check and change liquids in car systems, if necessary, and to check all mechanisms and running gear.