Traffic accidents claim 821 lives and injure 1702 people over the last year in Azerbaijan
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  • 15:55 21 January 2020

Traffic accidents claim 821 lives and injure 1702 people over the last year in Azerbaijan

Nearly 3,3 mln. violation of traffic rules was recorded in Azerbaijan, in 2019. Of them, 64 % was recorded with special technical means, it was stated operational meeting to discuss traffic safety in 2019 and upcoming tasks held with the attendance of Minister of Internal Affairs Colonel-General Vilayat Eyvazov at State Traffic Police Department of the Republic of Azerbaijan, ONA reports.

As a result of the violation of rules, driving licenses of 7316 drivers were restricted. 43.6% of total recorded incidents are related to pedestrians and as a result, 329 people died, 527 injured.

It was noted that despite measures taken, last year, 1870 traffic accidents were recorded in Azerbaijan, as a result, 821 people died, 1702 injured. Compared to 2018, this is the increase in the number of traffic accidents by 53 cases, as a result of them increase in the number of killed by 99 people, a decrease in the number of injured by 9 persons.

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