W ie the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) in Wiesbaden further reported on Friday (23.9.2016), the number of injuries also fell in July, compared to July 2015 by 7.8% to around 37,200.
Number of road fatalities continues to decline
From January to July 2016, the police recorded a total of 1.46 million road traffic accidents, an increase of 2.3% compared to the same period of the previous year. These included a good 170,200 accidents with personal injury (- 1.5%) in which 1,767 people were killed.
This means that 175 people or 9.0% fewer died than in the first seven months of 2015. The number of injuries also fell during this period, by 1.3% to 219,200.