Most accidents happen to motorists who drive too fast

Partly due to restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus epidemic, the number of accidents decreased by 14 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office informed MTI.

There were 2475 accidents on Hungarian roads in the first quarter. Of these, 92 people died, 754 suffered serious injuries and 2,402 suffered minor injuries.

There were 21 per cent fewer accidents on motorways (70), of which the number of serious accidents fell by more than average, by 33 per cent. Most accidents occurred on the M5 and the fewest on the M6.

In county terms, the highest number of accidents was in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Heves counties, and the lowest in Pest and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Fejér (4,3) counties.

The vast majority of accidents were caused by drivers’ faults. Within this, the most common reason (by 39 percent) was still inadequate speed. They drank 197 accidents, 25 percent less than a year earlier.

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