Azerbaijan’s traffic police imposed AZN 85.4 million fine for the violation of traffic rules in 2016, the State Statistics Committee told APA.
In 2016, there were 9.6% fewer road accidents in Azerbaijan, compared to 2006 and 2015.
A total of 2,762 people fell victim to these accidents, which is a 12.6% decrease compared to the past year. Of them, 759 were killed and 2003 injured. Of the accidents, 44% happened during the daytime, 36.4% at night, 19.6% at dusk. 28.7% occurred at the weekends.
87% of the accidents happened in residential areas, killing 497 people (15.3% decrease compared to 2015) and leaving 1,877 others injured (11.6% decrease compared to 2015).
44% of the accidents involved vehicles and pedestrians, 36.4% two or more vehicles, 19.6% a sole vehicle. These figures have fallen by 4.4%, 8.5% and 21% respectively, compared to 2015.
76.8% of those killed in traffic accidents and 70.6% of the injured were men.
During the reporting period, 37 road accidents were caused by drunken drivers, killing 18, injuring 34. 78.4% of such accidents were committed by drivers of passenger cars.
Compared to last year’s records, the number of driving related administrative offences rose by 13% to 2,861 900. 50% of the offences were related with exceeding high speed limits, 11.9% with stopping or parking, 5.1% with failure to comply with the requirements of road signs, 4.6% with crossing intersections and 4.2% with not wearing a seat belt and the remaining with other reasons.