TRAF­FIC AC­CI­DENTS KILL 3,021 IN FIRST 10 MONTHS OF 2017

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - National -

In the first 10 months of 2017, 3,021 peo­ple died in 344,332 traf­fic ac­ci­dents, ac­cord­ing to the fig­ures by po­lice. Sta­tis­tics show an av­er­age of 11 peo­ple died daily in ac­ci­dents. More than 259,000 peo­ple were in­jured in ac­ci­dents across the coun­try. Fig­ures, al­most near the av­er­age num­ber of peo­ple who are killed ev­ery year in traf­fic ac­ci­dents, in­di­cate the dire state of traf­fic safety in the coun­try. Au­thor­i­ties and ex­perts blame reck­less driv­ing for most of the ac­ci­dents. In Oc­to­ber alone, 299 peo­ple died in ac­ci­dents. Sta­tis­tics show the ma­jor­ity of ac­ci­dents stemmed from driv­ers crash­ing into parked ve­hi­cles.

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