Who, how and where

Figures about traffic accidents in Argentina - 2012

PERCENTAGES OF FATALITIES (dead people) IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

 

  • ACCORDING TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS’ ROLES

Pedestrians  21 %
Drivers or people in a car 36 %
Cyclists  8 %
Motorcyclists/moped riders 34 %
Others 1 %

 

  • ACCORDING TO NUMBER OF INVOLVED VEHICLES   

One vehicle 32%
Many vehicles 68%

 

  • ACCORDING TO VICTIMS’ AGE

from 0 to 12 years old 6 %
from 13 to 19 years old 12 % 12 %        54% are under
from 20 to 24 years old 15 % 15 %        35 years old
from 25 to 34 years old 21 % 21 %


from 35 to 60 years old 29 % 29 %
more than 60 years old 17 %


  • ACCORDING TO VICTIMS’ SEX

           Male                        Female
           76 %                         24 %

 

 

 

  • ACCORDING TO AREA WHERE IT HAPPENS (URBAN OR RURAL)

           Rural                       Urban
           48 %                         52 %

 

 

  • ACCORDING TO PUBLIC HOLIDAYS OR WORK DAYS

Saturdays and Sundays 46 %
Work days 54 %

 

 

  • ACCORDING TO TIME

from 0 to 6 20 %                        Day time: 47%
from 6 to 12 28 %
from 12 to 18 22 %                    Night time: 53%
from 18 to 24 30 %


 

These figures are projections of partial official and/or private figures (last ones available up to the present), which may be modified to the extent that essential advances related to figures’ accuracy and generalization are obtained in Argentina.

Comments:

Deaths among motorcyclists increase:
It is outstanding the increase of dead motorcyclists who reach almost the third part of all the fatal victims.

High percentage of traffic accidents involving one vehicle:
It is significant the percentage of dead people in accidents involving one vehicle, almost a third part of the total.

The youngest ones are the majority:
Most victims are under 35 years old (54%).

Weekends are more dangerous:
Although they are only two days, almost half of the dead people in traffic accidents (46%) die on weekends.