Turkey’s roads are some of the most dangerous in the world, with over 32,000 people dying in traffic accidents each year. On August 20, 2022, that number rose sharply when a series of crashes claimed the lives of 32 people.
Death rate in Turkey car crash
The death rate in car crashes in Turkey is unfortunately quite high. In August alone, there were 1,209 deaths from car crashes. This is a significant increase from the previous month, when there were only 879 deaths.
There are several reasons for this increase in the death rate. First of all, the weather in August is usually hotter than in other months. This can lead to more aggressive driving and more accidents. Additionally, many people take vacations in August, which means that there are more cars on the roads. This also increases the chances of an accident occurring.
The government is working on implementing some new safety measures to try to reduce the number of car crash fatalities. For example, they are increasing the number of speed cameras on highways and increasing fines for speeding. They are also working on increasing public awareness about safe driving habits.
Hopefully, these new safety measures will help to reduce the death rate in car crashes in Turkey.
Turkey traffic laws to prevent crashes
Turkey has implemented a number of traffic laws in an effort to reduce the number of traffic accidents. These laws include a ban on using cell phones while driving, a maximum speed limit of 80 km/h (50 mph), and mandatory use of seat belts.
In addition to these laws, Turkey has also invested heavily in road safety infrastructure. This includes the construction of barriers along highways, the installation of speed cameras, and the use of traffic calming measures such as speed bumps.
All of these efforts have helped to reduce the number of traffic accidents in Turkey. In the first half of 2018, there was a 20% decrease in the number of people killed in traffic accidents compared to the same period last year.