Algarve road safety
Deaths on roads in the Algarve increases in 2015
Thursday, 31 December 2015 | Road safety
This blog is an extract from the latest newsletter published by Safe Communities Algarve
2015 is ending on a sour note as far as traffic accidents are concerned. In the period 1st January to 15th December 2015, the total number of accidents in Portugal rose to 117,014 compared with 112,151 for the same period last year. The largest increase in the country was in the Algarve where there were 9123 accidents an increase of 13% compared to the same period in 2014.
Up to 15th December, there were 455 recorded deaths on the roads throughout the country down slightly from the year before .Against this trend was the Algarve where the number of deaths stood at 35 compared to 29 for the same period last year.
In comparing the period 22nd December 2014 to 22nd December 2015, there were 170 people seriously incurred on roads in the Algarve compared with 133 previously. The number of deaths on roads in the Algarve had been steadily decreasing since 2005 when 74 deaths were recorded. In 2010 it stood at 54; there were 21 in 2013 and 29 in 2014.