Road traffic accidents 

Updated: 15.6.2016 - Next update: 15.6.2017

Road traffic claimed 266 lives in 2015

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, 5,164 road traffic accidents involving personal injury occurred in 2015. In them, 266 persons were killed and 6,385 injured. There were 37 more fatalities and 320 fewer injured persons than in 2014.

Statistics Finland / Statistics on road traffic accidents

Description of indicator

The indicator includes road traffic accidents involving personal injury known to police and reported by police to Statistics Finland.

Road traffic accident is an event having lead to personal injury or damage to property that has taken place in an area intended for public transport or generally used for transport and in which at least one of the involved parties has been a moving vehicle. In addition to the vehicles specified in the Road Traffic Act, such party can also be a tram and in level crossing accidents a train. The falling down of a pedestrian is not a traffic accident, but that of a rider of a bicycle (= vehicle) is.