Number of Road Accidents Involving Injury Edges Higher in Q3

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The number of road accidents involving injury in Hungary rose 3% year-on-year to 4,279 in the third quarter, state news wire MTI reports, citing data compiled by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

The number of road accident fatalities declined 30% to 116.

Drivers were responsible for 94% of accidents. The main causes of those accidents were speeding, illegal maneuvers, and failing to yield the right of way.

Drink-driving was a factor in about 7% of accidents.

There were just 170 accidents on Hungarian motorways in Q3, down 10% from the base period. The most accidents per 100 km occurred on the M5 motorway, 43, while the fewest, 5/100km, occurred on the M6. Both motorways run between Budapest and the south of the country. The data do not include the M0 motorway around the capital as the stretch is shorter than 100km.

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