450 killed, 6,640 injured in road accidents in 2020 in Georgia

  • The Ministry of Internal Affairs recorded 4,999 road accidents in 2020 in Georgia, while the number of the accidents were 5,839 in 2019 throughout the country. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 2 Feb 2021 - 18:18, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) reports that 450 individuals were killed and 6,640 were injured in road accidents in 2020 in Georgia.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs recorded 4,999 road accidents in 2020 in Georgia, while the number of the accidents were 5,839 in 2019 throughout the country.

The MIA also reports that 481 individuals were killed and 7,921 were injured in road accidents in 2019.

The MIA recorded 4,999 road accidents in 2020 in Georgia, while the number of the accidents were 5,839 in 2019 throughout the country.

From March 31 to May 23 (2020), due to the Covid-19 pandemic a curfew was in effect in Georgia and citizens were not allowed on the streets from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (except for individuals with special permits). Restrictions on movement were placed from November 9 in big cities from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., which was later changed and the movement was prohibited from 21:00 to 05:00 and the restrictions are currently in place in the country.

The Head of the Alliance for Safe Roads Eka Laliashvili says that the reduction in road accidents and the number of deaths and injuries is the result of the existing restrictions, though given the sharp decrease in mobility, the number of deaths and injuries should have been much more than it is now.

Laliashvili says the number of road accidents and the death rate is still high in Georgia.

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