1168 died in traffic accidents in Azerbaijan last year

1168 died in traffic accidents in Azerbaijan last year
# 19 January 2013 15:23 (UTC +04:00)

He said that traffic police recorded more than 1.21 million violations of traffic rules, including 133 197 facts of driving at high speed, 29 466 facts of violation of crossing of intersections, 17 912 facts of drunk driving, 5014 facts of violation of passenger transportation.


Zeynalov said 2892 traffic accidents happened in Azerbaijan last year, 1168 died, 2997 were injured in the traffic accidents.

It was noted that though the number of vehicles increased by 103 000 in the country, the number of traffic accidents rose only by 2 facts, the number of the dead by 152, injured reduced by 34.

86.3% (2496) of the traffic accidents happened as a result of the violation of traffic rules, including 30.2% (874) driving at high speed, 26.1% (757) street racing, 8.3% (242) violation of crossing of intersections, 3.3% (96) drunk driving. 36.8% (1065) of the accidents resulted in the runover of pedestrians, 393 pedestrians died, 749 were injured.

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