2011 road traffic fatalities down by 13%

The definitive total of road deaths during 2011 has just been published, with 2,060 people losing their lives on the roads in Spain. This represents a 13% decrease compared to 2010.

There were 83,027 accidents reported during 2011, with 1,603 people losing their lives on main roads and 457 on urban roads. A total of 386 motorcyclists were amongst the 2,060 fatalities.

There are at least 78,961 people in Spain with permanent disabilities as a result of road traffic accidents suffered during last year or earlier.

In addition to the fatalities, there were 11,347 serious injuries and 104,280 minor injuries. The direct and indirect costs associated with road traffic fatalities are estimated at about 1.04% of gross domestic product.

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