WIESBADEN, 08-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The number of persons killed in road traffic accidents is expected to decline for the first time in three years and to reach a new all-time low in 2016. According to estimates of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) based on data available for the months from January to September 2016, the number of traffic accident fatalities is expected to amount to roughly 3,300 this year. Compared with 2015, this would be a decline in the number of fatalities of approximately 160, or of nearly 5%. The number of persons injured, however, is expected to increase by slightly more than 1% to roughly 400,000.
The total of accidents registered by the police is expected to increase by 3% to approximately 2.6 million by the end of the year. This would be the highest level recorded since German reunification.
SOURCE: Statistisches Bundesamt
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