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Official Accident Statistics For April 2022 Released By Spain's DGT Spain News

Spain’s Directorate General for Traffic (DGT) updated its traffic accident statistics for 2022, with an overview of traffic accidents that happened in the month of April.

The official DGT website states that sadly there were “25 more fatalities than in April 2019”, most of them (21) in crashes on conventional roads.”

It also confirms that out of the 25 fatalities, 16 of them “were not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

The number of deceased vulnerable road users was registered as 38, an increase of 15 from the figures released in April 2019, when 23 people lost their lives.

The website also notes that “During the month of April, 90 fatal accidents have been recorded on the road in which 99 people have died, 25 more than in the same month of 2019.

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This accident rate has occurred in a context of a greater number of trips (+6%); Specifically, 37.6 million long-distance movements were registered throughout the month, compared to 35.4 million in April 2019.

76 of the deceased took place in accidents that occurred on conventional roads, compared to 23 that were recorded on high-capacity roads (highways or motorways).

Depending on the type of accident, collisions increase, going from 38 fatalities in April 2019 to 46 this year. Road exits also increased with 36 deaths, compared to 26 fatalities in April 2019.

According to the means of displacement in April, compared to the same month of 2019, the number of vulnerable deaths (38 compared to 23) increased very significantly on motorcycles and pedestrians.

The DGT data shows that during the month of April, Saturday 23 and Saturday 30 saw the most fatalities with 10 and 11 deaths registered respectively.

In contrast, on Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Friday 22 April there were zero deaths.

In regards to autonomous communities, "Castilla y León and Andalusia are the autonomous communities with the highest increases compared to the figures for April 2019."


Image Credit: DGT