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Accident statistics July 2016: number of road deaths is falling

Accident statistics July 2016
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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.

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