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48 dead in road accidents in 2018

December 27, 2018 at 11:14am

The number of people who died in road accidents in 2018 is 48, a police announcement said.

According to authorities, in 2017, 50 people died in 46 fatal accidents.

Police statistics show that in the last decade 642 people died after road accidents.

Specifically:

2008: 79 fatal accidents – 82 dead

2009: 64 fatal accidents – 81 dead

2010: 56 fatal accidents – 60 dead

2011: 67 fatal accidents – 71 dead

2012: 51 fatal accidents – 51 dead

2013: 51 fatal accidents – 51 dead

2014: 44 fatal accidents – 45 dead

2015: 56 fatal accidents – 57 dead

2016: 45 fatal accidents – 46 dead

2017: 46 fatal accidents – 50 dead

2018: 43 fatal accidents – 48 dead

Regarding the accidents’ causes, 30% involved alcohol consumption, 19% reckless driving, 13% speeding, 8% driving in the wrong lane, 5% reckless movement by pedestrians, 4.1% involved drugs and 3.2% not stopping at traffic lights.

Police says that driving under the influence has been the leading cause of road accidents in the last five years and accounts for 25% of all accidents in the E.U.

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