About traffic accidents occurred on the highways of the Republic during 9 months of 2016
08 “October” 2016-thThe measures taken in the field of prevention of traffic accidents have had a positive impact on overall prevention of accidents and increase of their severity across the country, as well as reducing the number of crash deaths and injuries. Thus, 1499 road-traffic accidents were recorded during 9 months of 2016 across the country, as a consequence, 571 died, and 1555 were left injured. The number of the road-traffic accidents has decreased by 164 facts (9,9%), and of the dead by 95 (14,3%), of the injured by 191 (10,9%) in comparison with the relevant period of 2015.
490 road-traffic accidents were recorded in Baku, as a result, 138 died, and 515 got injured. In comparison with 2015 the number of the road-traffic accidents, the dead and the injured has diminished respectively by 110 facts (18,3%), 37 people (21,1%) and 130 people (20,2 %).
38,6% (579 accidents, 222 dead, 630 injured) of the road-traffic accidents recorded across the country occurred due to overtaking and moving to the way of oncoming vehicle, 23% (346 accidents, 160 dead, 310 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 1,8% (28 accidents, 14 dead, 27 injured) due to drunk driving. 41% (615) of the road-traffic accidents were pedestrian crashes, as a result, 228 pedestrian died, 495 got injured. 41 children and teenagers died, 137 were injured as a result of the accidents registered across the Republic.