In the first six months of this year, there were slightly more road accidents on Bavaria’s roads than in the same period last year. At the same time, there were fewer deaths and injuries.
From January to June, 183,247 road accidents occurred, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to the same period last year. In the process, 202 people were killed (minus nine per cent) and 27,024 people were injured (minus 5.4 per cent). Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) emphasized: “For road users, Bavarian roads are safer than ever before. To ensure the safety of our roads, the Bavarian police continue to take particular aim at speeders, unfit drivers, seatbelt dodgers and mobile phone offenders.”
The department head reported that the number of road accidents involving personal injury in the first half of 2023 had reduced by 6.4 per cent to 21,287 compared to the same period last year. The number of motorcyclists killed increased to 40 (up 27.3 per cent). The number of pedestrians killed decreased by 4.5 per cent to 21, while the number of cyclists killed was 32, the same as last year. Also as in the first half of 2022, two children were killed in road traffic. The number of young drivers killed decreased slightly by one fatality to 16. However, the number of senior citizens aged 65 and over killed increased by 5.8 per cent to 73.