Single-vehicle Crashes On The Rise In Estonia
The objectives of the traffic safety program in Estonia were not reached. PHOTO: LÄÄNE-HARJU POLICE STATION
16 FEB - A sharp increase in the number of single-vehicle crashes, most often involving a bicycle or a motorcycle, has been registered in 2020, Estonian Transport Administration reported.
During the past year 528 single-vehicle collisions happened – 157 or 43% more than the year before. The ETA is still to analyze the data, but preliminary hypotheses link the increase with more speeding during a year marked by restrictive pandemic measures, lockdowns and low traffic volumes. On the other hand, collisions between multiple vehicles and other traffic accidents decreased remarkably.