A including the number the number of people injured in German road traffic in the first eleven months of 2009 was 367,700 below the same period in the previous year (minus 3.0 percent). At the same time, the number of accidents rose by 0.2 percent to 2.1 million. As Destatis also reports, 32,300 people were injured on German roads in November, 3.9 percent more than a year earlier.
Significantly more deaths in Baden-Württemberg, Lower Saxony and Hessen
In the penultimate month of the year the police recorded a total of 205,200 traffic accidents. This corresponds to an increase of 2.3 percent compared to November 2008. The number of accidents with personal injury (plus 4.5 percent to 25,300) increased more than traffic accidents in which there was only property damage (plus 1.9 percent to 179,900).
The development of the number of traffic fatalities was above all in Baden-Württemberg (plus 19 deaths), Lower Saxony (plus 17 deaths) and Hesse (plus 15 deaths) significantly above the previous year. In Thuringia, the number of deaths rose by eight and was twice as high as a year earlier. In contrast, Bavaria (minus 13 deaths), Saxony-Anhalt (minus 5 deaths), Berlin and Schleswig-Holstein (minus four deaths each) recorded declines. In North Rhine-Westphalia and Bremen, the number of fatalities remained unchanged.