2021: 20% jump in road accident fatalities compared to 2020

According to the data, based on data from the National Road Safety Authority, since the beginning of 2021, 359 people have been killed in road accidents, an increase of 20% compared to last year, the largest gap in the last decade. 138 of those killed died in accidents in the urban area and 219 on long-distance roads, 96 were killed as pedestrians, an increase of 19% compared to last year, 92 killed in an accident involving a heavy vehicle, an increase of 24% compared to last year 83 of the dead were killed as motorcyclists, an increase of 26% compared to last year, 29 cyclists: regular (11), electric and scooters (18) were killed in road accidents in 2021 compared to 26 riders killed on the same date last year – three more riders. 57 of the deaths were young drivers, an increase of 33% compared to last year.

In the first ten months of 2021, 9,447 people were injured in road accidents in the urban area, compared to 8,941 in the same period in 2020. Tel Aviv-Yafo is the city where most people were injured in road accidents in the first ten months, followed by Jerusalem, Haifa, Beer Sheva And Holon fifth in the number of casualties.

Erez Kita CEO"To the Green Light Association: "Every day a person is killed in a car accident. Every day another family joins the bereaved family. Children, mothers and fathers, grandparents. Whole families falling apart because of the carnage on the roads. The year 2021 is one of the deadliest and most bloody in the last decade and is the result of many years of neglect. We all walk the streets and roads and feel the great insecurity and apprehension. We have already come to know that when the government invests the required budgets the number of deaths decreases significantly and grief and pain are spared from many families. The current government must change its priorities, return the money taken in recent years to return Israel to a positive trend, saving every year more and more people from unnecessary death on the road. This is the responsibility and commitment of the current government and this is what the public demands of it to do".

In Tel Aviv-Yafo, the most people were injured and killed in road accidents in the first ten months of 2021.
In Jerusalem, 1,110 people were injured in road accidents in the first ten months of 2021, compared with 1,054 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of the victims in the city until November, 15 people were killed. The month in which the number of casualties was highest is the month of April during which 157 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In Tel Aviv-Yafo, 1,375 people were injured in road accidents in the first ten months of 2021, compared with 1,253 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of those injured in the city by November, 18 people were killed. The month with the highest number of casualties is April, during which 182 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In Haifa, in the first ten months of 2021, 574 people were injured in road accidents, compared with 472 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of the victims in the city until November, seven people were killed. The month with the highest number of casualties is June, during which 75 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In Petah Tikva, 307 people were injured in road accidents in the first ten months of 2021, compared with 342 in the city in 2020. Of those injured in the city by November, two people were killed. The month with the highest number of casualties is February, during which 36 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In Be’er Sheva, 386 people were injured in road accidents in the first ten months of 2021, compared with 340 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of those injured in the city by November, eight people were killed. The month with the highest number of casualties is June, during which 55 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In Ashdod, in the first ten months of 2021, 300 people were injured in road accidents, compared with 271 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of the victims in the city until November, four people were killed. The month in which the number of casualties was highest is the month of July during which 37 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In the first ten months of 2021, 331 people were injured in road accidents in Holon, compared with 324 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of the victims in the city by November – seven people were killed. The month with the highest number of casualties is June, during which 44 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In Rishon Lezion, in the first ten months of 2021, 188 people were injured in road accidents, compared with 261 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of those injured in the city by November, one person was killed. The month with the highest number of casualties is June, during which 31 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In Netanya, 267 people were injured in road accidents in the first ten months of 2021, compared with 242 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of the victims in the city by November – three people were killed. The month with the highest number of casualties is June, during which 37 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In the first ten months of 2021, 195 people were injured in road accidents in Ashkelon, compared with 153 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of those injured in the city by November, two people were killed. The month in which the number of casualties was highest is the month of July during which 30 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In Bat Yam, in the first ten months of 2021, 252 people were injured in road accidents, compared with 228 who were injured in the city in 2020. Of the victims in the city until November, three people were killed. The month with the highest number of casualties is April, during which 34 people were injured in the city (January-October).
In Ramat Gan, in the first ten months of 2021, 253 people were injured in road accidents, compared with 268 injured in the city in 2020. The month in which the number of casualties was highest is June, during which 47 people were injured in the city (January-October).

359 people have been killed since the beginning of 2021 in road accidents, compared to 298 people killed on the same date last year, a jump of 20% – the highest in the last decade. An analysis by the Green Light Association to summarize the year 2021 on the roads shows that this is a large and unusual gap in deaths compared to previous years. For comparison, the increase in fatalities in 2021 compared to 2020 is equivalent to an increase in fatalities between 2013-2016 – an increase of one year in the gap similar to an increase for four consecutive years.

The data show that among Jewish society there was a 22% increase in deaths this year compared to the corresponding date last year. Among the citizens of Arab society, a 10% increase in the number of deaths from road accidents was recorded compared to last year.

Photo: Green Light Association

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