Road accidents in Hungary fall 17% in 2020

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The number of road accidents in Hungary fell 17% to 13,778 last year, data compiled by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) show.

The number dropped amid travel restrictions introduced in the spring and again in the autumn because of the pandemic.

The number of traffic injuries declined 18% to 18,176. Around 26% of those injuries were serious and 2.5%, or 460, resulted in death.

Alcohol was a factor in close to 10% of road accidents last year. Motorists in Hungary are prohibited from drinking any alcohol when behind the wheel.

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