The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure continues to maximize transportation safety in order to reduce traffic accidents and casualties in the country. Underlining that their priorities in transportation are always human life and high safety, Minister Karaismailoğlu said that the number of vehicles, which was 2003 million 8 thousand 903 in 840, increased to 2019 million 23 thousand 156 in 975, and the loss of life, which was 2003 thousand 8 people in 1, was 5 thousand 473 '' announced that it fell to. Karaismailoğlu said, "Loss of life per 100 million vehicle-kilometer decreased by 79 percent."
In Turkey, 28 thousand Km Motorway Length Output
Stating that the total road network is 68 thousand km, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “While our highway length was 2003 thousand km in 6, we increased our highway length to 2020 thousand km in 28. Although divided roads make up 40 percent of our total road network, they will serve 83 percent of the traffic moving across our entire road network. "We increased our average speed from 40 km to 88 km."
Although the Number of Vehicles Increased, Loss of Life in Traffic Decreased
Turkey in 2003 and stating that rise of vehicle mobility in transport in 2019 from 52,3 billion 135,5 billion Ministers Karaismailoğlu, "despite the vehicle number is about 3-fold increase reduced the number of casualties in traffic," he said. Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the road and the journey are safe.
Highest Level of Safety in Transportation
Stating that the innovative and technology-oriented solutions implemented in transportation bring safety to the highest level, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Loss of life per 100 million vehicle-km was 2003 in 5,72 and 2019 in 1,21. "The loss of life per 10 thousand vehicles was 2003 in 4,43, and 2019 in 0,87", he said.
Important Steps Taken Reflected on Loss of Life in Traffic
Referring to the results of the steps taken in traffic between 2003 and 2019, Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the positive results obtained with the studies carried out are also reflected in the figures. Karaismailoğlu, “Considering the number of vehicles and loss of life in traffic in 2003-2019; While the number of vehicles was 2003 million 8 thousand 903 in 840, the loss of life was 8 thousand 1 people. In 2019, the number of vehicles was 23 million 156 thousand 975, while the loss of life was 5 thousand 473 ”.