The number of road accidents on toll sites operated by UTS decreased by 35% in 2020

According to UTS internal statistics, in 2020 the number of road accidents on the 1,028 km of toll roads operated by the company, decreased by 35% compared to 2019. In particular, on M11 "Neva" highway (UTS operates sections from 15 to 543 km) the number of accidents decreased by 8%, on M4 "Don" highway (UTS operates sections from 225 to 715 km) by 44%, and on the toll sections of M3 "Ukraine" road (UTS operates sections from 124 to 194 km) by 51%.

Also, in 2020 by 28% less than last year, drivers called the road patrol service, and vehicle stops were 30% less frequent.

We believe that number of road accidents has decreased as a result of ongoing safety campaigns among drivers: “Don’t stop on the emergency lane”, “Eyes on the road, not on the phone and others”.

“During the past year UTS has been running safety campaigns explaining the importance of following simple traffic rules and our efforts paid off. Of course, due to COVID the traffic in some months decreased as well. However, the large part is the combination of all these factors which led to a significant reduction in accidents on the road sections we operate. Anyway, we continue to urge you not to stop on the emergency lane without a reason, wear your seat belt, observe speed limits, and not talk on the phone while driving. I would like to believe that one day road accidents will disappear at all”, - commented UTS First Deputy General Director, Oleg Trofimov.
We remind you that UTS emergency service on toll highways is available at the following phone numbers: *2033 – on M3 Ukraine, *2044 – on M4 Don and *2011 – on M11 Neva. All the calls and traffic safety inspectors’ assistance is free of charge. 

About the company 

United Toll Systems (UTS) Limited Liability Company is the first and largest operator of toll roads in Russia, providing services for road maintenance, traffic and safety, as well as toll collection. Under the framework of agreements with owners and concessionaires of toll roads UTS operates toll sections on the highways M3 Ukraine, M4 Don and M11 Neva.

Company website: www.unitoll.ru 

For additional information, please contact the UTS Communications Manager:
Svetlana Kuskova: Kuskova_s@unitoll.ru, phone: +7(925) 087 91 61