2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
According to ACE, the number of road deaths will halve by 2020. The automobile club relies on a forecast by the Federal Highway Research Institute.
According to the ACE automobile club, the number of road deaths is expected to fall by around half by the end of the decade: from around 5100 fatalities (2006) to around 2500 fatalities (2020), as the ACE said on Friday, citing a current forecast by the Federal Agency for Roads (BASt) announced. The number of seriously injured people can also be expected to halve over the same period to around 37,000 (2006: 74,500 seriously injured).
Even better forecast in localities
The prognosis is even more favorable within built-up areas: The number of road deaths there is expected to fall by almost 70 percent in the medium term, from just under 1,400 (2006) to around 400 (2020). On the motorways, which according to ACE are already relatively safe, the reduction is still around two thirds (minus 64 percent from 645 to around 230 fatalities). The ACE in Stuttgart did not name possible reasons for this development.
The proportionally largest declines in the number of seriously injured people (fatalities and seriously injured) are likely to be among pedestrians (minus 66 percent) and car occupants (minus 54 percent). Users of motorized two-wheelers show the smallest decrease (minus 34 percent). (dpa)