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Road traffic accidents claimed 11 lives in March 2022

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2022, March
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According to preliminary data of Statistics Finland, 136 accidents involving personal injury happened in road traffic in March. In them, 11 persons were killed and 166 persons injured. The number of persons killed was one higher and that of persons injured nine lower than in March 2021. The data were compared with the previous year's preliminary data.

The number of people killed in road traffic by line chart by road users from 1985 to 2022. 
The total number of deaths was the highest number around 1990, when the number reached nearly 750 people. 
Since then, the number has fallen to two hundred. Passenger car deaths have fallen from more than three hundred to close to 100. 
The number of people who have perished in light traffic has fallen from just over two hundred to about fifty. 
The death toll of other road users has long remained below 100, now coinciding with light traffic fatalities.

Key points

  • There were 136 road traffic accidents resulting to personal injury in March 2022.
  • Road traffic accidents caused the death of 11 and injury of 166 persons.
  • Of the persons who were killed, nine travelled by passenger car and one by lorry. Furthermore, one pedestrian was killed.
  • Among those who died, nine were men and two were women.

A total of 530 road traffic accidents involving personal injury happened in January to March period in 2022. In them, 32 persons were killed and 672 persons injured. The number of persons killed was two lower and that of persons injured 77 higher than in the corresponding period of 2021. Of the persons who were killed, 27 travelled by passenger car and one by lorry. Pedestrians killed numbered four.

Data on accidents under the influence of intoxicants is available at a separate database service.

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Classifications used:
  • Road user
  • Type of accident
Updated:
21.07.2022

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