Road accidents increase by 8.9% in Kazakhstan

Фото: ffins.kz 19.10.2022 17:32 458

Around 10.2 thousand accidents affecting over 15 thousand people occurred in Kazakhstan in the past nine months of 2022, El.kz cites the Committee on Legal Statistics and Special Accounts of the Prosecutor-General's Office of Kazakhstan.

According to the Committee, there was an 8.9% growth in the number of road accidents compared with 9 months of 2021.

As a result of the accidents, 1.7 thousand people were killed (up 21%), of whom 181 were underage, 457 women and 1,258 men.

Analysis shows that more than 86.6% of accidents occur due to the fault of drivers (8,886, in 2021 - 7,726), of which 363 (414) were in a alcohol or drug intoxication.

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