5,839 road accidents were reported across Georgia in 2019, with 481 killed and 7,921 injured, the Georgian Alliance for Safe Roads says based on the Georgian Interior Ministry.
The NGO reports that compared to 2018 the number of those killed has increased by five per cent, while the number of road accidents decreased 9.5 per cent and the number of injured also decreased by 12 per cent.
Nine people more were killed in Tbilisi in road accidents in 2019, compared to 2018. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.
The Alliance for Safe Roads reports that 10 per cent more people (nine people more) were killed in road accidents in Tbilisi in 2019, while the number of road accidents have been decreased by eight per cent and the number of injured - by 11 per cent.
19 minors have been killed in accidents in 2019 – 16 were passengers, three – pedestrians, while 853 others received injuries.
In 2018 21 minors were killed in road accidents and 1,012 – injured.
The NGO says that not maintaining a single lane, speeding, reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol are some of the major causes of road accidents in Georgia.