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Less fatal road accidents in Germany
Creation date: 13 January 2006
The German Federal Road Administration (BASt) estimates that fatalities in road accidents in Germany dropped to 5.400 in 2005 – a 7% decrease.
The highest reduction was measured on country roads (not counting the Autobahn), with almost 10% less people killed in accidents there. On the Autobahn the number of fatalities dropped by 5% while the regression in cities was less significant with 1% fewer fatalities.
The number of dead for car & truck drivers and pedestrians decreased by around 10%. The number of motorbike fatalities was reduced by 2%, while the fatalities for bikers increased slightly.
Among young road users between 18 and 24 the number of deaths decreased by almost 10%, while the fatalities among kids increased slightly in 2005 to 170, compared to 150 in 2004.
The total number of accidents recorded by the police in Germany dropped from 2,26 million to 2,24 million.
The continuous trend of a decreasing number of alcohol-related accidents persisted, with 350 fewer such accidents in 2005 compared to 2004.
Download the long version of the press release here, giving further details in German.
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