Deaths from traffic accidents down 13.2% in 2018

The number of traffic accidents dropped significantly in 2018, as did deaths and casualties from such accidents, according to a report by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The report says last year there were 12,167 accidents with casualties in Israel, compared to 13,335 in 2017, an 8.8 percent decrease.

In those accidents, 316 people died compared with 364 in the previous year — a drop of 13.2%.

There were 1,962 people seriously injured in crashes last year, an 11.9% drop from 2017 when the number was 2,226. Those who suffered mild injuries numbered 20,070, compared with 21,983 the previous year — an 8.7% drop.