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Alarming statistics

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, July 7
The Ministry of Internal Affairs says that in 2008-2009 there were 5,464 car crashes in Georgia, which killed 757 people and injured 7,758. This means that every day a person is killed in car crashes. Recent statistics confirm that the number of car crashes has increased 15-20%. Urgent measures should be taken in this direction as the situation could deteriorate further.

The official information suggests that the frequency of car crashes is the result of several factors. Roads have improved, and this has increased the speed of cars. Most of the cars on the road in Georgia are second hand ones, imported from Japan, USA or Europe, and they are often repaired by unqualified people. Another factor is that drivers do not obey the rules of the road. Drink-driving also causes car crashes.