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Monday, 1 April 2013

About 75 Vehicles Collided on Highway in Southern Virginia in the USA, Three Dead

00 auto accident. cartoon. 01.04.13

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On Sunday, citing local police sources, the Associated Press reported that about 75 vehicles collided on a highway in the eastern USA, killing at least three people, and injuring more than 20. The accident occurred in south-western Virginia, near the North Carolina border, around 13.15 EDT (10.15 PDT. 18.15 UTC. 21.15 MSK. 04.15 1 April AEST). Police say that the accident snarled up traffic on the highway for over 13 kilometres (8 miles). Several cars caught fire, but firemen rapidly extinguished the flames. Presumably, the accident was due to severe weather conditions… there was thick fog in the area of the accident. RIA-Novosti reported that emergency crews are on the scene.

1 April 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/2013_04_01/Okolo-75-avtomobilej-stolknulis-na-trasse-na-vostoke-SSHA-troe-pogibshih/

Monday, 24 October 2011

Sergei Yolkin’s World: Winter Tyres for Your Favourite Car

Winter Tyres for Your Favourite Car

Sergei Yolkin

2011

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If you look at the licence plate under the grill, it says, “No, no”. That must mean that they fit “just right”.

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In anticipation of the first snowfall of the year, which is expected on Saturday, Moscow motorists are beginning to change the summer tyres on their vehicles, but our RIA-Novosti correspondent found out that not that many were in the auto repair shops. Earlier, experts at the Phobos Weather Centre told RIA-Novosti that the first snow of the season’s expected in Moscow on Saturday, and the first below-freezing temperature will come on Sunday night, the mercury will fall to -2 Celsius (28.5 degrees Fahrenheit). In turn, the State Automobile Inspectorate (GAI) urged drivers to change over to winter tyres before the snow falls, for safety reasons. According to the UGIBDD (Directorate of the State Inspectorate of Road Traffic Safety) statistics, the onset of cold weather, which causes ice to form on the roads, significantly increases the number of road accidents, most of which can be traced to drivers neglecting to change over to winter tyres fast enough. After the first snowfall, the number of those going into the shop to change their tyres will increase significantly.

13 October 2011

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20111013/458052204.html

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