The Deadliest Days on the Bulgarian Roads

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 13:37 By Sanja Stamenkovic, Jefferson Institute

According to the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria 660 people were killed and 8639 injured in total of 7018 road accidents in 2014 on the Bulgarian roads. NSI is claiming that the number of people killed increased by 9,8% from 2013 to 2014. July and September were the deadliest months with 13% and 11,2% deaths of the year's total.

Most car accidents (1,299) happened in the capital city - Sofia. The second and third place on the list of regions with the most accidents are regions of the Bulgarian biggest cities - Plovdiv (944) and Varna (710). 

In 2014, most traffic accidents with the greatest number of injured persons were registered on Fridays - respectively 15.8% of the total accidents and 15.6% of all injuries. The death toll is the highest on Saturday - 18.3% of all killed, and the smallest is Wednesday - 11.5%. Within a day, the highest number of fatal accidents occurred between 18 and 20 hours - 1010 accidents with 91 killed. 

According to European Commision, Bulgarian roads are in the top 3 EU countries on the infamous list of road fatality rate. Even though the numbers aren't looking good for 2014, the statistics shows slight decline from 2010. 


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