Over 600 people killed in road accidents in Azerbaijan since early 2016

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14 November 2016

Baku. Hafiz Heydarov –APA. A total of 638 people died and 1,721 others were injured in 1,677 traffic accidents reported in Azerbaijan since early 2016, Baku State Traffic Police Department told APA on Nov 14.

 

Compared to the same period of last year, the number of traffic accidents decreased by 169 (9.2%), fatalities - by 103 (13.9%) and injured - by 184 facts (9.7%).

 

158 people died, 579 were injured in 561 traffic accidents in Baku. Compared to the same period of last year, the number of traffic accidents decreased by 107 (16%), fatalities - by 37 (19%) and injured - by 139 facts (19.4%).

 

38.9% (654 accidents, 250 fatalities, 708 injured) of traffic accidents caused by overtaking and exit into the oncoming lane, 23.2% (390 accidents, 179 fatalities, 340 injured) by overspeed, 12.9% (217 accidents, 49 fatalities, 256 injured) by violations of rules of crossing intersections and 1.9% (33 accidents, 15 fatalities, 31 injured) by drunken drivers.

 

 

 

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