The Kyiv city council has approved a program for improving road traffic management and road safety in Kyiv until 2022, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.

"The corresponding program, which is designed for four years, aims to create comfortable and safe conditions for all road users and reduce injuries and deaths in the capital city. Indeed, Kyiv is ahead of most European cities in terms of fatalities. The death rate on roads increased by almost 48% in 2017, compared with 2016," the press service of the council said.

Implementation of the program will help reduce cases of over-speeding, the number of drunk drivers, deliberate traffic violations, non-use of seat belts, etc.

The Kyiv authorities plan to spend UAH 58 million on measures to improve safety in dangerous sections of roads by 2022. They also plan to spend UAH 292.6 million on installation of traffic lights.

Funding for the program will total UAH 2.37 billion over four years.

As the CFTS portal reported earlier, 100 TruCAM laser speed guns began operating on Ukrainian roads on May 13. Traffic police have filed more than 138,000 administrative offense reports with the help of these laser speed guns since October 2018.