Road traffic accidents down 2% in January-June

Tourism

The number of road accidents in Hungary fell 2% in January-June compared to the same period in 2010, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reported. The number of fatal accidents was down 18%, accidents ending in serious injuries fell 5% and accidents with slight injuries remained level with previous year figures.

More than 250 people lost their life on public roads in the first half of this year, down 66 from the same period in 2010. The number of alcohol related accidents dropped 11%.

In the first half of 2011, more than 7,000 road traffic accidents ended in personal injury, 70% of them happened within built-up areas. Nearly 9,200 people were involved in accidents in the six months to June 264 people were killed, more than 2,300 were seriously and 6,600 slightly injured.

Nearly all the road accidents were caused by the drivers. Speeding was the most frequent cause (30%), although the number of speeding cases was the same as last year. More than one in every ten accidents was caused under the influence of alcohol.

ADVERTISEMENT

Millennium Gardens Opens with Over 90% Occupancy of Phase I Analysis

Millennium Gardens Opens with Over 90% Occupancy of Phase I

Horthy Statue to be Unveiled in Parliament Parliament

Horthy Statue to be Unveiled in Parliament

Blue Chip Art and Passion Assets - Claudia Worthington Hess ... Podcasts

Blue Chip Art and Passion Assets - Claudia Worthington Hess ...

Magyar Posta to Close 35 Post Offices in Capital City

Magyar Posta to Close 35 Post Offices in Capital

SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL

Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.