5 Feb 2012

Car accidents death toll

According to the latest ADAC Motorwelt issue, the number of people who died in road accidents has climbed up again, 7.2% more than in the previous year. 2011 was the first year since 1991 that saw an increase in this statistic.

The number of injured pedestrians has also increased slightly. The number of total deaths has remained for the second time after 1950 under the 4.000 mark, though. Number of people who have had some kind of traffic accident in 2011 was 390.000.

Germany is one of the few countries in the world without speed limits on its highways. I have to say, though, that there are many light installations that impose temporary speed limits (because of weather, traffic jams, etc.). Nevertheless, Germans love to speed and there are even campaigns to reduce the number of accidents.

According to the Campaign "Runter vom Gas", 60% of all deaths happen on country roads, not on highways. Here is a picture from the campaign: 

Do you support no speed limits on the highways?

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