More traffic fatalities on Berlin's roads

More traffic fatalities on Berlin's roads

The number of traffic fatalities on Berlin's roads in the first three months of the year has increased. In accidents, 18 people were killed in the first quarter; in the same period of the previous year, there were eleven fewer traffic fatalities, according to preliminary results announced by the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden on 25 May 2020.

More traffic deaths on Berlin's roads

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A cross in memory of a traffic fatality stands on a country road.

Overall, however, the number of people killed or injured in road accidents, i.e. all those injured or killed, fell in the capital: 3079 people were killed, around ten percent fewer than in the same period last year.
With this decline, Berlin is following the national trend. Across Germany, the number of traffic accidents fell to around 69,000 in the first quarter. Compared to 2019, this is a minus of around twelve percent. A total of 548 people died in traffic accidents and 93 fewer than in the first three months of 2019. The restrictions in the Corona pandemic also made themselves felt in road traffic. "Never since German reunification in 1990 have fewer people been killed in traffic accidents in a month than in March 2020," it was said. According to the statisticians, the number of traffic accidents fell to 166,000, 23 percent less than in March 2019.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Monday, 25. May 2020 14:45 Uhr

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