UKRAINE: Foreign vehicles cause more and more road accidents in the country

According to a report presented by the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ukraine in one of every four road accidents is involved a foreign vehicle, while the absolute number of accidents with implication of vehicles with foreign registration is increasing every year.

For the time being, in the country does not exist the unique and/or complete database to keep count of these cars. Thus, the statistical data presented by the State Fiscal Service are different from the market realities, respectively 492.5 thousand units compared to 2 million counted by experts.

On the same note, the situation is aggravated by the fact that such vehicles are not usually insured by a MTPL policy. After 6 months, such cars that have not passed maintenance inspection and have no valid MTPL policy are automatically removed from the official register. It is not uncommon the case when drivers of these cars leave the place of the road accident.

Thus, the figures show that in Ukraine the number of accidents caused by the drivers of foreign vehicles since FY2015 has increased from 844 to 1,452 in FY2016 and in the first nine months of 2017, to 1,213.

On the same note, the number of road accidents with implication of foreign vehicles, which did not have MTPL insurance or Green Card went up from 89 (in FY2015) to 180 in FY2016, while in nine months of the current year to 134, was written in Bureau report.

According to Forinsurer based on the data received from the Department of Patrol Police of Ukraine, in seven months of 2017 there were 5,035 accidents with the participation of such vehicles, including 541 accidents with victims.

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