According to them, the innovation will increase the attractiveness of Russian roads.
The head of the traffic police, Mikhail Chernikov, announced the need to increase the speed limit on certain sections of roads to 150 km/h. The colonel noted that in some areas it was already possible to accelerate to 130 km / h and this experience increased the capacity of the roads. Also, according to Chernikov, the ability to drive faster reduces the aggressiveness of drivers. Auto expert Alexander Shumsky, in an interview with MK, explained whether Russian roads are ready for an increase in the maximum allowable speed and which roads “request” acceleration.
– Alexander, are our roads ready for an increase in the maximum allowable speed?
– I don’t see a problem with that. In some areas, you can safely increase the permissible speed. I think that the main thing is not the speed of transport, but its uniform movement. That is, the fewer lane changes and sudden braking, the fewer accidents and undercuts. Therefore, if on straight sections drivers drive at a higher speed than it is set there, then it intuitively seems to them that it is comfortable to move faster. Therefore, if the permitted speed coincides with the comfortable one, then this will only have a positive effect.
Will the changes affect only toll roads?
– Maybe. To increase the maximum allowable speed to 150 km / h, several conditions must be met: the absence of pedestrian crossings, the presence of artificial lighting, and the separation of flows.
– What will increase?
Let me remind you that on the sections of AVTODOR, where the maximum permitted speed was increased from 110 to 130 km/h, there was a reduction in accidents. Therefore, I see no problem to experiment with an increase to 150 km / h.
Another expert, vice president of the National Automobile Union, added that the innovation would also have a positive impact on the economy and the environment.
– The Don, Moscow-St. Petersburg highways are quite ready for an increase in the maximum allowable speed to 150 km / h. It is important to note the economic component here, which underestimate a lot. Even the simplest: a person, moving at high speed, spends more gasoline, pays for toll roads, buys an appropriate car that can accelerate and, therefore, pays more tax. It will also have a positive impact on the environment: if the car is not in traffic jams, it drives faster, which means there are fewer harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
Source From: MK