Road traffic accidents up by 9.4% in last three months of 2019

During the fourth quarter of 2019, there were six road traffic fatalities

The number of reported traffic accidents during the fourth quarter of 2019 amounted to 3,841. This results in an increase of 9.4% over the corresponding period in 2018.

These statistics were published in a report by NSO, the National Statistics Office.

Statistics show that the total number of road traffic fatalities in 2019 amounted to 16 and during the fourth quarter of 2019, there were six road traffic fatalities.

The report shows that the Northern Harbour district registered the largest share of all road traffic accidents with 1,400 cases, 36.4 % of all accidents.

The highest number of traffic accidents took place in Birkirkara with 344 cases, Qormi and Naxxar followed with 221 and 183 reported accidents, respectively.

The largest number of road traffic casualties involved passenger cars 59.9%, followed by motorcycles 28.3%, and goods-carrying vehicles 7.1%.

Statistics also show that the highest number of road traffic casualties occurred on Saturdays with 67 casualties, while the highest number of road traffic accidents took place on Mondays with 635 accidents.

The time during which most of the road traffic accidents occurred was between 09:00 and 11:59 with 804 cases, 20.9% of the total.