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36 road fatalities in 2018



Minister François Bausch (3rd left) was joined by Pascal Peters (far left) from Police Lëtzebuerg and Paul Meyers (2nd left) from the technical investigation administration in presenting road accident figures for 2018. MMTP

Minister François Bausch (3rd left) was joined by Pascal Peters (far left) from Police Lëtzebuerg and Paul Meyers (2nd left) from the technical investigation administration in presenting road accident figures for 2018. MMTP

Figures released by the transport ministry on Friday afternoon show there were 947 traffic accidents resulting in injury last year.

The number of road fatalities rose from a low of 25 in 2017 to 36 in 2018, minister of transport François Bausch revealed at a press conference on Friday. Among them were 3 pedestrians, 3 cyclists, 9 motorcyclists and 1 quad rider.

A further 273 people suffered serious injury as a result of traffic accidents. 10 of the fatalities were the result of a vehicle hitting a tree and a further 4 from a collision with some other sort of fixed object. 16 of the deaths were due to excessive speeding and only 3 were caused by a driver over the blood/alcohol limit.