Road Traffic Accident Statistics, 2018
6 thousand 675 persons were killed and 307 thousand 71 persons were injured
As a result of 186 thousand 532 accidents involving death or injury occurred in Turkey during year 2018, 3 thousand 368 people were killed at accident scene and 3 thousand 307 people who were injured at traffic accident and sent to health facilities died within 30 days after the accident due to related accident and its impacts. 46.9% of deaths and 67.1% of injuries occurred at inhabited area whereas 53.1% of deaths and 32.9% of injuries occurred at uninhabited area.
42.9% of the people killed in traffic accidents were drivers
Among the people killed in the accidents occurred in the road network of Turkey during year 2018, 42.9% of them were drivers, 34.9% were passengers and 22.2% were pedestrians. Concerning the gender breakdown of people killed 75.9% of them were men and 24.1% were women; whereas for the people injured 67.8% of them were men and 32.2% were women.
Driver faults were the primary fault causing traffic accidents with 89.5% share
Looking at the 217 thousand 898 total faults causing accidents involving death or injury in Turkey during year 2018, it was observed that 89.5% of faults were driver faults, 8.4% were pedestrian faults, 0.9% were passenger faults, 0.6% were vehicle faults and 0.6% were road faults.
300 thousand 704 vehicles were involved in accidents with death or injury
In Turkey, the distribution of 300 thousand 704 road motor vehicles involved in accidents with death or injury was cars 53.2%, 15.5% motorcycles, small trucks 15.3%, minibuses 3%, trucks 2.5%, tractor truck 2.3%, buses 2.2%, tractors 1.1% and the other vehicles 4.9% during year 2018.
Accidents involving death or injury occurred most in July least in February
In Turkey by year 2018 looking at the monthly distribution of 186 thousand 532 accidents involving death or injury, accidents most frequently occurred in July with 10.9% share whereas accidents had least frequently occurred in February with 6% share. Regarding the distribution among the days of the week, accidents involving death or injury most frequently occurred on Saturdays with 14.8% share and least frequently on Tuesdays with 13.7% share.
67.7% of accidents involving death or injury occurred at day time
Concerning the 186 thousand 532 accidents involving death or injury occurred in the road network of Turkey, 67.7% of accidents occurred at day, 29.7% occurred at night and 2.6% occurred at twilight.
The next release on this subject will be in June 2020.
Data of road traffic accidents are compiled from the administrative records of General Directorate of Public Security (GDPS) and General Command of Gendarmerie (GCG) and published annually by Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) according to Official Statistical Programme (OSP). The accidents with material loss which are documented by people involved in accidents are also included to total number of accidents.
Until year 2015 the number of persons killed in road traffic accident statistics included the deaths only at accident scene. As the work carried out to harmonise the statistics of persons killed at road traffic accidents with the international definitions has been completed in coordination with General Directorate of Public Security, General Command of Gendarmerie, Ministry of Health and Turkish Statistical Institute; statistics on the people who were injured at road traffic accidents and sent to health facilities who died within 30 days after the accident due to related accident and its impacts are included in the statistics and submitted to users since 2015.
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