Fewer traffic accidents and injuries in the corona pandemic
Berlin. During the corona pandemic, there were significantly fewer traffic accidents and injured people on Berlin’s streets last year. The police registered 126 286 accidents, 21 020 fewer than in 2019 (down 14 percent). 2054 people were seriously injured, 250 fewer than in the previous year. Among the slightly injured, the number fell to 13,273 (previous year: 15,465).
In contrast, the number of road deaths rose from 40 to 50. The long-term comparison shows that the number has fluctuated between 36 and 56 over the past ten years. Before that, significantly more people died. In a comparison of the federal states, Berlin is in a significantly better position as a large city than all the larger states. Many fatal accidents happen on country roads where people drive faster than in the city.
The newspapers “Bild” and “BZ” had previously reported on it.
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