An overall decline in the number of road deaths in Russia was observed since 2007, when the highest volume of road fatalities was recorded countrywide in the given timeframe. The temporary growth of five percent between 2010 and 2012 was followed by a significant drop in the number of incidences over the following years. Namely, the count of road deaths in the country reduced nearly twofold by 2020 relative to the 2012 figures, measuring at 16,152 cases in the last observed period.
Mortality rate and causes of death in Russia
Mortality rate has been gradually declining since 2000 in Russia, yet it remained greater than the rates measured prior to the 1990s. Even though road accidents were not the major cause of fatalities in the country, roughly 183 thousand residents were reported being injured in road traffic incidents in 2020. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak at the beginning of 2020 ranked Russia as one of the most affected worldwide. The coronavirus-related mortality rate, nonetheless, was measured significantly lower than in most countries with a somewhat similar number of disease cases.
Despite the fact that road fatalities have been in decline in Russia, the country was listed second by road mortality worldwide after Georgia in 2017. The most significant decline in road death rates among the European countries was recorded in Norway in the same year.
Number of road traffic fatalities in Russia from 2006 to 2020
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