Road traffic accidents

Road traffic accidents 2019: more fatalities, number of fatally injured children increased significantly

In 2019, a total of 416 persons died in road traffic accidents in Austria. According to Statistics Austria, this means an increase in fatalities of 1.7% compared to 2018. Among those, 16 children were fatally injured, this means an increase by 13 children or 433% compared to 2018. In contrast, the number of road traffic accidents (35 736) and injuries (45 140) decreased in 2019 by 3% each.

Significantly more fatalities in Burgenland

In 2019, the three most populous federal states (except Vienna) recorded the most traffic accidents with fatalities: Lower Austria (101 deaths), Upper Austria (87 deaths) and Styria (72 deaths). In Burgenland, fatalities increased by 146% to 32 persons.

Especially many injuries in June

June was the month with the highest number of accidents in 2019, with an average of 182 injuries and almost two deaths per day (56 deaths in total). By contrast, in January and February, the two months with the fewest accidents, 20 people each died. For pedestrians, November (13 deaths) and December (9 deaths) were particularly dangerous.

More fatally injured pedestrians

69 pedestrians were fatally injured in road traffic accidents in 2019, an increase of 47% compared to 2018. The number of fatally injured moped drivers or passengers has also increased from eight in 2018 to ten in 2019. Compared to 2018, the number of fatally injured car occupants rose by 10.5% to 200.

On the other hand, the number of motorcycle drivers or passengers killed in road traffic accidents declined in 2019 to 79 (in 2018, 102 motorcycle drivers/passengers died). The number of fatally injured cyclists (bicycles, electric bicycles and electric scooters) decreased by 20%: In 2019, 33 cyclists were killed, in 2018 41.

Accidents, people injured and killed by federal states 2010 to 2019
Drink drive accidents, people injured and killed by federal states 2010 to 2019
Road accidents involving children (aged 0-14 years) by federal states 2010 to 2019

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Straßenverkehrsunfälle 2019
The subject of this publication is the statistics on road traffic accidents with persons injured in Austria, which have been compiled and published by Statistics Austria since 1961. The objective ...

Release date: 06/2020 ISBN:978-3-903264-49-6




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