Terrible statistics: nearly half a thousand people died in traffic accidents in Georgia in 2021

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Terrible statistics: nearly half a thousand people died in traffic accidents in Georgia in 2021

Terrible statistics: nearly half a thousand people died in traffic accidents in Georgia in 2021

The most common cause of traffic accidents in the country is driving in the oncoming lane or breaking overtaking rules 20.02.2022, Sputnik Georgia

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TBILISI, February 20 – Sputnik. In 2021, 449 people died in traffic accidents in Georgia, including nine children, according to information posted on the Georgia Department of Interior website. The Georgia Department of the Interior also provides statistics on the number of people injured in crashes for the year – 7,705 people, including 754 children. At the same time, during this period, 944 pedestrians were hit in Georgia, 77 people were killed, and 939 were injured several times. Of 429 accidents that occurred for this reason in 2021, 72 people died and 779 people were injured. A burnt car in Tbilisi in the Varketili district – video of an eyewitness >>> The second cause of traffic accidents is speeding, and 278 such accidents claimed the lives of 53 people. Closes the three sad – non-observance of the distance when driving. In 237 accidents, 7 people died from this cause.Safety measures and reformsThe issue of road safety is a priority for the Georgian governmentIn February 2019, an action plan was drawn up which provides for improving the technical condition of vehicles, ensuring effective enforcement, providing safe infrastructure, effective accident response and public education. At the same time, the video surveillance system has been extended. To date, there are 4,467 video cameras on the country’s roads, 2,677 video cameras of which 944 recognize numbers, as well as 216 speed control sections covering 861 kilometers of roads. Along with the covert patrol method, the practice of mixed method patrols is being introduced. The range of non-contact patrols has been extended to the whole country, which covers major cities such as Tbilisi, Batumi, Rustavi, as well as the Imereti region. As part of the road safety strategy, Georgia’s Department of the Interior is also mapping “black spots” – the places where traffic accidents most often occur. Subscribe to video news from Georgia on our YouTube channel.

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TBILISI, February 20 – Sputnik. In 2021, 449 people died in road accidents in Georgia, including nine children, according to information posted on the Georgia Department of Interior website.

In total, during this period, 5,863 accidents occurred in Georgia with serious consequences, followed by criminal penalties. Half of the accidents happen in Tbilisi. The other accidents occurred in the regions.

The Georgia Department of the Interior also cites accident victim statistics for the year – it is 7,705 people, including 754 children. At the same time, during the specified period, 944 collisions with pedestrians occurred in Georgia, 77 people were killed and 939 were injured several times.

Causes of accidents

The most common cause of traffic accidents in Georgia is driving in the oncoming lane or breaking passing rules. Of 429 accidents due to this cause in 2021, 72 people died and 779 people were injured.

A burned car in Tbilisi near Varketili – video of an eyewitness >>>

The second most common cause of traffic accidents is speeding, and 278 such accidents claimed the lives of 53 people. Closes the three sad – non-observance of the distance when driving. In 237 accidents, 7 people died for this reason.

Security measures and reforms

The issue of road safety is a priority for the Georgian government

In February 2019, an action plan was drawn up which includes improving the technical condition of vehicles, ensuring efficient execution, providing safe infrastructure, effective response after an accident and raising awareness of the public.

At the same time, the video surveillance system was extended. To date, there are 4,467 video cameras on the country’s roads, 2,677 video cameras of which 944 recognize numbers, as well as 216 speed control sections covering 861 kilometers of roads.

Along with the covert patrol method, the practice of patrolling with a mixed method is introduced. Nationwide, the non-contact patrol zone has been expanded, which covers major cities such as Tbilisi, Batumi, Rustavi, as well as the Imereti region.

As part of the road safety strategy, the Georgia Department of the Interior is also mapping “black spots” – the places where traffic accidents occur most often.

Subscribe to video news from Georgia on our YouTube channel.