Road traffic accidents
|Updated: 15.6.2012 - Next update: 18.6.2013|
Road traffic claimed 292 lives in 2011
A total of 6,408 road traffic accidents involving personal injury occurred in 2011. In them, 292 persons were killed and 7,931 injured. There were 20 more fatalities than in 2010.Statistical release
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.