Published: 17 June 2014

Road traffic claimed 258 lives in 2013

According to Statistics Finland's data, 5,334 road traffic accidents involving personal injury occurred in 2013. In them, 258 persons were killed and 6,681 injured. There were three more fatalities and 407 fewer injured persons than in 2012.

Persons killed in road traffic by age group 1970–2013

Persons killed in road traffic by age group 1970–2013

Examined by age group, the number of road traffic fatalities increased most among the elderly aged over 64. Fatalities numbered 73, which is 15 more than in 2012. The number of road traffic fatalities among young people fell. A total of 48 young people (aged 15 to 24) died in traffic, which is seven fewer than in 2012. One in three of those injured in road traffic was a young person.

A total of 57 persons were killed and 676 persons injured in drunk driving accidents in 2013. There were 14 more fatalities and 65 more injured persons than in 2012.

A total of 34 pedestrians were killed in 2013, which is five more than one year earlier. The number of cyclists' road traffic deaths was 20, or one more than in 2012. Road traffic fatalities among moped riders decreased from the previous year. Five moped drivers were killed in 2013. The number of motor cyclists killed increased. There were 24 fatalities, or three more than in 2012.


Source: Transport and Tourism: Statistics on road traffic accidents. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mari Niemi 029 551 3215, Irmeli Segerholm 029 551 3219, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 17.6.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Statistics on road traffic accidents [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-3846. 2013. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.10.2019].
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