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Press release 485 / 2015-12-22: Number of fatalities on German roads down 6.5% in October 2015

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WIESBADEN – According to provisional results, 273 people died on German roads in October 2015. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decrease of 19 persons, or 6.5%, from October 2014. The number of persons injured declined by 5.1% to roughly 33,800 compared with the same month a year earlier. 

Overall, the police recorded approximately 222,500 road traffic accidents in October 2015, which was 2.5% more than in October 2014.

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