2017 Statistics: Road Accidents Claim Lives of 384 in Georgia

The statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia revealed that in the period of January-September 2017, 384 people died and 6,280 were injured in road accidents.

In total, during the 9-month period of the last year, 4,436 road accidents were registered by the MIA.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a total of 117 traffic accidents occurred due to drunk driving, during which 9 were killed, and 174 people were injured.

Over 291 traffic accidents occurred due to speeding, which claimed the lives of 52 and injured 460 people.

As a result of the registered road accidents in the given period, 16 children died and 722 were injured.

Furthermore, 94 pedestrians died and 1,359 people were injured last year. As for children, 8 pedestrians died and 245 were injured in the period of January-September 2017.

In 2016, 6,939 road accidents were recorded throughout the country with 581 deaths and 9,951 injuries.

In late 2017, the MIA reported that for the first time in the last ten years, a reduction of traffic accidents was seen.

The Ministry claimed that traffic accidents decreased by 14% compared to the same period in 2016.

The number of road-related deaths decreased by 7% and the number of injured by 12% in the given period.

By Thea Morrison

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09 January 2018 12:42