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Interior Ministry reports on fewer accidents on Sakartvelo roads2011-01-03 13:37
The information and analytical department at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has reviewed the results of the last year drawing a reassuring conclusion: in 2010 the number of road traffic accidents and deaths went down as compared to 2009.gt-en-newsitem-inside
3721 road traffic accidents were registered over 9 months of 2010, while the figure for the same period of 2009 is 4027, Business Georgia reports.
Besides, the number of deaths and injuries in car accidents is decreasing. In 2010 509 persons died in road traffic accidents (43 persons fewer than a year before) and 5615 persons were injured (versus 6235 persons in 2009). According to the statistics, the most frequent causes of RTA in Georgia are overspeeding and drunk driving.
It will be remembered that last year the republic's ministry of interior continued implementation of Safe Car program aimed at mandatory use of safety belts, cell phone and smoking ban when driving.
For the time being the informational and analytical department of the Georgian ministry of interior reveals comparative statistics on nine months of 2010. Complete statistics for 2010 will be published later - provisionally in February.