About traffic accidents occurred on the highways of the Republic during 8 months of 2016
16 “September” 2016-thThe measures taken in the field of prevention of traffic accidents have had a positive impact on overall prevention of accidents and of increase of their severity across the country, as well as reducing the number of crash deaths and injuries. Thus, 1331 road-traffic accidents were recorded during 8 months of 2016 across the country, as a consequence, 490 died, and 1409 were injured. The number of the road-traffic accidents has decreased by 128 facts (8,8 %), and of the dead by 93 (16 %), of the injured by 123 (8 %) in comparison with the relevant period of 2015.
440 road-traffic accidents were recorded in Baku, as a result, 118 died, and 463 injured. In comparison with 2015 the number of the road-traffic accidents, the dead and the injured has diminished by 99 facts (18,4%), 35 people (22,9%) and 124 people (21,1 %) respectively.
39,5% (527 accidents, 193 dead, 579 injured) of the road-traffic accidents recorded across the country occurred due to overtaking and moving to the way of oncoming vehicle, 22,8% (304 accidents, 132 dead, 282 injured) due to high speed, 12,3% (164 accidents, 39 dead, 202 injured) due to violations of traffic rules related to passing the cross-roads, and 1,9% (26 accidents, 12 dead, 28 injured) due to drunk driving. 40,4% (539) of the road-traffic accidents were pedestrian crashes, as a result, 195 pedestrian died, 394 injured. 35 children and teenagers died, 124 were injured as a result of the accidents registered across the Republic.