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Accident statistics 2010 - new low in January: number of road deaths continues to fall

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Accident statistics 2010 - new low in January
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Already in January 2009 the number the number of accident fatalities fell sharply compared to the previous year with a minus of 21 percent. The reason given by the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden on Thursday (March 25th) was the cold January weather. In winter road conditions, more accidents are registered overall, but these are more often less serious because the road users do not drive as fast and fewer two-wheelers are on the road.

The number of accidents has increased

Overall, the police did in January Around 194,600 road traffic accidents recorded in 2010, 1.9 percent more than in the same month of the previous year. The increase is due to property damage accidents, which rose by 4.4 percent to 179,000. In contrast, 20 percent fewer accidents with personal injury (15,600) were counted. The number of injuries has also decreased by 20 percent to 20,500 compared to the same month last year.

I n most federal states fewer people died in road accidents in January 2010 than in the previous year. Far fewer road deaths than in January 2009 were recorded in Bavaria (minus 27 people) and Lower Saxony (minus 21 people). By contrast, more people died on the streets in Baden-W├╝rttemberg (plus four people), Thuringia (plus three people) and Hesse (plus one person) than in the same month last year.

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