ALGIERS- A total of 3,306 people lost their lives and 25,705 others were injured in 14,452 road accidents nationwide in 2016, said the National Gendarmerie on Tuesday.
For the year 2015, the number of dead dropped by 13.02%, injured by 29.88% and road accidents by 29.2%, said Director of the constituted units of the Command of the National Gendarmerie, Colonel Mohamed Triki by presenting the toll of road accidents and road safety activities of the National Gendarmerie for 2016.
For Colonel Triki, this drop is due to the “strategy adopted by the Command of the National Gendarmerie to decrease by 30% the number of road accidents in addition to the measures taken in this regard and efforts deployed on the ground with the partners to ensure road safety.”
The same official said that about 40 accidents occurred everyday with a toll of 9 killed and 70 injured.
Human factor remains the first cause of these accidents (86%) followed by pedestrians with 5.78%, the condition of vehicles (4.72%) and the environment (0.89%).