102 people were killed in traffic accidents in September

Oct 3, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

So far this year, 846 people have died on the roads, 18 fewer fatalities than in the same period in 2022.

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Traffic accidents in September

During the month of September, 92 fatalities were recorded on the roads in which 102 people died, 3 more than in the same month of 2022, in a context in which mobility has increased by 2% compared to September of the previous year, with 38.9 million long-distance movements.

The number of deaths on freeways and dual carriageways increased compared to the same month last year.

The number of road accidents a type of accident in which only the vehicle involved in the accident was involved- continued to increase, with 49 fatalities, 9 more than in September 2022. On the other hand, the number of fatalities in head-on, rear-end and multiple collisions decreased, with a total of 22 people killed, 19 fewer than in the same month last year.

Taking into account the means of travel, the highest increase was recorded for vulnerable road users with 44 fatalities and 9 more. Motorcyclists continue to be the users with the highest number of accidents within the vulnerable group, with 31 fatalities. There were also increases in pedestrians, cyclists and trucks over 3,500 kg.

It is noteworthy that the increase in pedestrian fatalities occurred on high-capacity roads, with 6 fatalities.

With regard to the use of safety systems, 12 of those killed were not using the corresponding safety system at the time of the accident: 11 drivers of cars and 1 of a truck weighing more than 3,500 kg were not wearing their seat belts.

By autonomous communities, September did not show a stable pattern; there were slight increases in the accident rate in several communities such as Asturias and Castilla y León, while in others such as Galicia and the Community of Madrid, fatalities were lower than in September last year.

The day with the highest number of fatalities was Saturday, September 30, with 11 deaths. In contrast, there was only 1 day with 0 fatalities: Sunday, September 17.

Therefore, so far this year (up to October 1) 846 people have died in traffic accidents, 18 people less than in the same period of 2022 (-2%).

Weekend accident rate
During this past weekend (from 15:00 hours on Friday, September 29 to midnight on Sunday, October 1), there were 15 fatal accidents on the road in which 16 people died.

More than half of the fatalities involved vulnerable road users 9 (6 motorcyclists, 2 pedestrians and 1 cyclist).

10 of the accidents occurred on conventional roads and the remaining 5 on freeways or dual carriageways.

Lane departures, with 10 fatalities, continue to be the most common type of accident. Two people were also killed in two lateral collisions.

All data included in this press release are provisional at 24 hours and are compared with those of 2022.