BIHAMK reveals Number of Traffic Accidents and Killed Persons in 2017

On the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR), Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) Automoto Club (BIHAMK) stated on Sunday that 37,628 traffic accidents occurred in 2017 on the territory of BiH.

“During 2017, 1,915 traffic accidents were registered less than 2016, recording a decrease of 4.84 percent,” BIHAMK stated during the marking of WDR in BiH’s capital Sarajevo.

A total of 7,135 traffic accidents ended with 298 persons dead, out of whom 12 were children. A total of 30,493 traffic accidents ended with material damage on vehicles, BIHAMK stated.

When it comes to people who were injured during the traffic accidents, BIHAMK reveals that 10,299 people were injured, of whom 1,608 suffered severe bodily injury.

“Some 103 traffic accidents occurred on average every day on the territory of BiH in 2017, out of which some 20 traffic accidents with injured persons,” BIHAMK report stated.

Inadequate speed and speed unadjusted to conditions on road are one of the most common cause of traffic accidents, amounting to some 32.7 percent. The second cause of accidents resulting from the effects of alcohol and other narcotics, and third is the disrespect of traffic signs.

When it comes to traffic accidents in urban cities, inappropriate sped and disrespect of distance between vehicles are the most common reasons of traffic accidents.

Observing and comparing data on the number of traffic accidents and their consequences for the past 15 years, from 2003 until 2016 it can be concluded that there is a trend of a negative increase in the number of traffic accidents and injured persons stopped in 2008. From 2008 until 2018, the number of traffic accidents decreased.

This year’s topic is safer roads and mobility, with an aim is to raise the safety and quality of road networks for the benefit of all road users, especially the most vulnerable, through infrastructure assessments and improved planning, design, construction and operation of roads, Xinhua reports.

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