In December last year, the number of photographic recordings of road accidents using mobile applications amounted to 19.4 thousand. This is 27 percent more than in November, reports the Russian Union of Auto Insurers (RUA). Such applications allow you to register minor accidents without waiting for police officers and without filling out various forms.
The most popular application among Russians is “DTP.Europrotocol,” said RSA President Evgeny Ufimtsev. In December 2023, 12 thousand accidents were processed with its help – 31 percent more than in November.
In second place is the “State Services.Auto” application, where the possibility of photographic recording appeared in the summer of 2022. 6.7 thousand pictures were sent through the portal – 22 percent more than in November.
In general, the share of photographic recordings of road accidents settled under the European protocol increased by the end of 2023 to 26.8 percent. At the beginning of the year it was only 14.4 percent.
The Europrotocol service will be developed, RSA said. By early 2025, victims will be able to submit electronic claims for damages through insurers’ websites or apps.
Most often, accidents in the country occur at intersections due to inexperienced drivers, and the most “accident-prone” cities are Irkutsk, Perm and Samara. In Moscow, road accidents occur least often.
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