159 is killed in traffic in the first ten months

the Government establish a commission, to improve road safety, because the development is going the wrong way. In the course of the year's first ten months t

159 is killed in traffic in the first ten months

the Government establish a commission, to improve road safety, because the development is going the wrong way.

In the course of the year's first ten months there have been registered 159 deaths.

Last year at the same time, the figure was 134 deaths. Thus it goes in the wrong direction.

Therefore, the government as a result of the development of a new Færdselssikkerhedskommission to improve road safety in Denmark.

This was stated by Transport and ministry of housing, in a press release.

- It is sad that the number of fatalities increases, and that 95 percent of road accidents occur due to human behavior.

- It is simply a sign that we do not fit well enough on ourselves and each other in the traffic, says transport minister Benny Engelbrecht (S) in the press release.

The People transportordfører, Andreas Steenberg, becomes president of the commission, while transportordfører for the Left Kristian Pihl Lorentzen becomes vice-president.

Since 2016 is the number of road deaths has fallen. In 2016, the deaths of 211 people in the traffic, while the figure in 2017 and 2018 were respectively 175 and 171. The 211 fatalities in the 2016 was the highest number since 2011.

It shows the figures from the Danish road directorate.

According to the Danish road directorate, it is typically at the country, that the most serious accidents occur. It is due to the speed on the roads is higher than in the cities.

To return, many to the detriment of the cities, because the traffic is denser and there are more cyclists and pedestrians who are more vulnerable in traffic.

the Fatalities in Denmark are treated and analyzed particularly thoroughly. All of the fatalities examine both the police, a bilinspektør and vejingeniør the scene of the accident.

When people are killed in traffic, play human error often check. But also the weather, the inappropriate design of the roads and the error of for example tyres, brakes and lights can come into play.

The first meeting of the new Færdselssikkerhedskommission is due to be 7. February 2020.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 12 December 2019, 12:00

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