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TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS CALENDAR

Information on the incidence of road traffic accidents in the past ten years

Our Traffic Accidents Calendar visualises the development of traffic accidents over the last ten years. The calendar charts show accident data on a daily basis, so that you can get an overview, for example, of the days when an especially large number of accidents occurred. You may also compare alcohol-related accidents with accidents involving personal injury over the whole year.

When you move the mouse pointer over one of the boxes, the date and the relevant number of alcohol-related accidents will be displayed. The darker a box's colour, the more alcohol-related accidents occurred that day.

A lot of alcohol-related accidents on New Year's Day

The calendar sheet below shows the number of alcohol-related accidents (involving personal injury or material damage) in January 2016. New Year's Day stands out from the other days in January. On 1 January 2016, the police recorded 271 accidents that occurred under the influence of alcohol. New Year's Day was markedly above the annual average of roughly 96 alcohol-related accidents per day. In 2016, a total of 35,300 accidents occurred under the influence of alcohol.

Alcohol-related accidents January 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 2016-01-01: 271 New Year's Day 2016-01-02: 42 2016-01-03: 76 2016-01-04: 46 2016-01-05: 49 2016-01-06: 58 2016-01-07: 59 2016-01-08: 79< 2016-01-09: 129 2016-01-10: 113 2016-01-11: 54 2016-01-12: 55 2016-01-13: 37 2016-01-14: 68 2016-01-15: 74 2016-01-16: 137 2016-01-17: 1434 2016-01-18: 49 2016-01-19: 35 2016-01-20: 55 2016-01-21: 62 2016-01-22: 61 2016-01-23: 132 2016-01-24: 115 2016-01-25: 52 2016-01-26: 60 2016-01-27: 56 2016-01-28: 63 2016-01-29: 68 2016-01-30: 156 2016-01-31: 157

Personal injury accidents rather rare at weekends

Accidents involving personal injury occur more often when the traffic volume is high. Consequently, the number of accidents at weekends is lower than during the week. The opposite applies to alcohol-related accidents.

The right-hand calendar sheet shows the number of accidents involving personal injury in January 2016. Here the weekdays have a darker colour than weekends. For comparison, the number of alcohol-related accidents (involving personal injury or material damage) in January are presented in the left-hand calendar sheet. The colour of Saturdays and Sundays differs from that of the rest of the week. For the whole of January, 46% of the alcohol-related accidents occurred at weekends, but only 21% of the accidents involving personal injury.

Alcohol-related accidents January Personal injury January 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 2016-01-01: 271 New Year's Day 2016-01-02: 42 2016-01-03: 76 2016-01-04: 46 2016-01-05: 49 2016-01-06: 58 2016-01-07: 59 2016-01-08: 79 2016-01-09: 129 2016-01-10: 113 2016-01-11: 54 2016-01-12: 55 2016-01-13: 37 2016-01-14: 68 2016-01-15: 74 2016-01-16: 137 2016-01-17: 143 2016-01-18: 49 2016-01-19: 35 2016-01-20: 55 2016-01-21: 62 2016-01-22: 61 2016-01-23: 132 2016-01-24: 115 2016-01-25: 52 2016-01-26: 60 2016-01-27: 56 2016-01-28: 63 2016-01-29: 68 2016-01-30: 156 2016-01-31: 157 2016-01-01: 370 New Year's Day 2016-01-02: 397 2016-01-03: 349 2016-01-04: 767 2016-01-05: 655 2016-01-06: 484 2016-01-07: 654 2016-01-08: 939 2016-01-09: 455 2016-01-10: 309 2016-01-11: 976 2016-01-12: 775 2016-01-13: 759 2016-01-14: 972 2016-01-15: 889 2016-01-16: 495 2016-01-17: 367 2016-01-18: 792 2016-01-19: 751 2016-01-20: 632 2016-01-21: 704 2016-01-22: 900 2016-01-23: 473 2016-01-24: 282 2016-01-25: 782 2016-01-26: 751 2016-01-27: 655 2016-01-28: 757 2016-01-29: 822 2016-01-30: 595 2016-01-31: 361

More moped and motorcycle accidents in warm weather

The following calendar sheet shows the distribution of moped and motor­cycle accidents involving personal injury over the year. The lighter colour for the winter months indicates that much fewer moped and motor­cycle accidents occurred in these months than in the rest of the year.

The total number of accidents was lowest in January (982 accidents). In the cold season, there are few unprotected cyclists and motor­cyclists on the roads because often the road conditions and the weather are bad. Also, especially motor­cycles are often notified off the road in winter.

The months in spring and summer have a darker colour on the calendar sheet. In this period, the police recorded markedly more accidents than in the other months. In 2016, the number of moped and motor­cycle accidents involving personal injury was highest in July (6,023) and August (5,928).

Moped and motorcycle accidents involving personal injury Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec 2016 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1.01.2016: 12 New Year's Day 2016-01-02: 21 2016-01-03: 12 2016-01-04: 25 2016-01-05: 26 2016-01-06: 18 2016-01-07: 41 2016-01-08: 57 2016-01-09: 22 2016-01-10: 24 2016-01-11: 71 2016-01-12: 42 2016-01-13: 44 2016-01-14: 52 2016-01-15: 21 2016-01-16: 12 2016-01-17: 11 2016-01-18: 24 2016-01-19: 30 2016-01-20: 19 2016-01-21: 21 2016-01-22: 33 2016-01-23: 11 2016-01-24: 14 2016-01-25: 53 2016-01-26: 52 2016-01-27: 44 2016-01-28: 67 2016-01-29: 56 2016-01-30: 30 2016-01-31: 17 2016-02-01: 50 2016-02-02: 49 2016-02-03: 42 2016-02-04: 48 2016-02-05: 43 2016-02-06: 60 2016-02-07: 33 2016-02-08: 34 2016-02-09: 23 2016-02-10: 45 2016-02-11: 50 2016-02-12: 54 2016-02-13: 32 2016-02-14: 19 2016-02-15: 41 2016-02-16: 36 2016-02-17: 40 2016-02-18: 46 2016-02-19: 52 2016-02-20: 19 2016-02-21: 19 2016-02-22: 45 2016-02-23: 49 2016-02-24: 53 2016-02-25: 49 2016-02-26: 45 2016-02-27: 52 2016-02-28: 24 2016-02-29: 52 2016-03-01: 41 2016-03-02: 57 2016-03-03: 48 2016-03-04: 43 2016-03-05: 32 2016-03-06: 20 2016-03-07: 48 2016-03-08: 49 2016-03-09: 53 2016-03-10: 72 2016-03-11: 71 2016-03-12: 62 2016-03-13: 54 2016-03-14: 79 2016-03-15: 37 2016-03-16: 68 2016-03-17: 130 2016-03-18: 126 2016-03-19: 59 2016-03-20: 47 2016-03-21: 68 2016-03-22: 69 2016-03-23: 60 2016-03-24: 68 2016-03-25: 17 2016-03-26: 174 2016-03-27: 34 2016-03-28: 61 2016-03-29: 69 2016-03-30: 66 2016-03-31: 87 2016-04-01: 125 2016-04-02: 222 2016-04-03: 225 2016-04-04: 123 2016-04-05: 144 2016-04-06: 123 2016-04-07: 94 2016-04-08: 142 2016-04-09: 166 2016-04-10: 178 2016-04-11: 167 2016-04-12: 118 2016-04-13: 103 2016-04-14: 147 2016-04-15: 105 2016-04-16: 75 2016-04-17: 52 2016-04-18: 113 2016-04-19: 111 2016-04-20: 198 2016-04-21: 200 2016-04-22: 160 2016-04-23: 76 2016-04-24: 41 2016-04-25: 68 2016-04-26: 90 2016-04-27: 67 2016-04-28: 92 2016-04-29: 138 2016-04-30: 145 2016-05-01: 144 Labour Day 2016-05-02: 196 2016-05-03: 129 2016-05-04: 231 2016-05-05: 352 Father's Day 2016-05-06: 254 2016-05-07: 276 2016-05-08: 240 2016-05-09: 224 2016-05-10: 188 2016-05-11: 168 2016-05-12: 161 2016-05-13: 197 Whitsun weekend 2016-05-14: 99 Whitsun weekend 2016-05-15: 55 Whitsun weekend 2016-05-16: 57 Whitsun weekend 2016-05-17: 98 2016-05-18: 121 2016-05-19: 147 2016-05-20: 162 2016-05-21: 233 2016-05-22: 218 2016-05-23: 115 2016-05-24: 112 2016-05-25: 113 2016-05-26: 234 2016-05-27: 182 2016-05-28: 218 2016-05-29: 130 2016-05-30: 112 2016-05-31: 150 2016-06-01: 139 2016-06-02: 139 2016-06-03: 170 2016-06-04: 175 2016-06-05: 203 2016-06-06: 207 2016-06-07: 214 2016-06-08: 163 2016-06-09: 165 2016-06-10: 252 2016-06-11: 150 2016-06-12: 94 2016-06-13: 127 2016-06-14: 119 2016-06-15: 135 2016-06-16: 118 2016-06-17: 123 2016-06-18: 116 2016-06-19: 120 2016-06-20: 187 2016-06-21: 146 2016-06-22: 222 2016-06-23: 279 2016-06-24: 255 2016-06-25: 121 2016-06-26: 165 2016-06-27: 172 2016-06-28: 189 2016-06-29: 200 2016-06-30: 141 2016-07-01: 221 2016-07-02: 107 2016-07-03: 160 2016-07-04: 176 2016-07-05: 169 2016-07-06: 180 2016-07-07: 255 2016-07-08: 202 2016-07-09: 206 2016-07-10: 245 2016-07-11: 178 2016-07-12: 164 2016-07-13: 148 2016-07-14: 125 2016-07-15: 150 2016-07-16: 180 2016-07-17: 171 2016-07-18: 201 2016-07-19: 227 2016-07-20: 244 2016-07-21: 183 2016-07-22: 204 2016-07-23: 159 2016-07-24: 199 2016-07-25: 177 2016-07-26: 161 2016-07-27: 165 2016-07-28: 177 2016-07-29: 194 2016-07-30: 189 2016-07-31: 115 2016-08-01: 180 2016-08-02: 152 2016-08-03: 160 2016-08-04: 170 2016-08-05: 133 2016-08-06: 160 2016-08-07: 281 2016-08-08: 178 2016-08-09: 159 2016-08-10: 154 2016-08-11: 137 2016-08-12: 129 2016-08-13: 229 2016-08-14: 213 2016-08-15: 175 2016-08-16: 202 2016-08-17: 246 2016-08-18: 198 2016-08-19: 223 2016-08-20: 141 2016-08-21: 96 2016-08-22: 134 2016-08-23: 215 2016-08-24: 241 2016-08-25: 286 2016-08-26: 250 2016-08-27: 248 2016-08-28: 187 2016-08-29: 162 2016-08-30: 254 2016-08-31: 235 2016-09-01: 241 2016-09-02: 260 2016-09-03: 236 2016-09-04: 121 2016-09-05: 153 2016-09-06: 196 2016-09-07: 232 2016-09-08: 220 2016-09-09: 248 2016-09-10: 230 2016-09-11: 218 2016-09-12: 248 2016-09-13: 249 2016-09-14: 262 2016-09-15: 247 2016-09-16: 198 2016-09-17: 123 2016-09-18: 102 2016-09-19: 143 2016-09-20: 151 2016-09-21: 173 2016-09-22: 212 2016-09-23: 194 2016-09-24: 222 2016-09-25: 273 2016-09-26: 136 2016-09-27: 172 2016-09-28: 142 2016-09-29: 214 2016-09-30: 207 2016-10-01: 144 2016-10-02: 102 2016-10-03: 105 2016-10-04: 153 2016-10-05: 152 2016-10-06: 113 2016-10-07: 123 2016-10-08: 82 2016-10-09: 60 2016-10-10: 102 2016-10-11: 115 2016-10-12: 96 2016-10-13: 85 2016-10-14: 109 2016-10-15: 103 2016-10-16: 232 2016-10-17: 104 2016-10-18: 99 2016-10-19: 120 2016-10-20: 127 2016-10-21: 114 2016-10-22: 64 2016-10-23: 67 2016-10-24: 102 2016-10-25: 115 2016-10-26: 90 2016-10-27: 122 2016-10-28: 133 2016-10-29: 100 2016-10-30: 130 2016-10-31: 167 2016-11-01: 99 2016-11-02: 111 2016-11-03: 84 2016-11-04: 73 2016-11-05: 45 2016-11-06: 29 2016-11-07: 99 2016-11-08: 54 2016-11-09: 69 2016-11-10: 79 2016-11-11: 80 2016-11-12: 35 2016-11-13: 18 2016-11-14: 53 2016-11-15: 60 2016-11-16: 71 2016-11-17: 76 2016-11-18: 83 2016-11-19: 39 2016-11-20: 24 2016-11-21: 70 2016-11-22: 79 2016-11-23: 86 2016-11-24: 91 2016-11-25: 94 2016-11-26: 33 2016-11-27: 40 2016-11-28: 55 2016-11-29: 52 2016-11-30: 54 2016-12-01: 49 2016-12-02: 73 2016-12-03: 50 2016-12-04: 20 2016-12-05: 58 2016-12-06: 56 2016-12-07: 62 2016-12-08: 58 2016-12-09: 74 2016-12-10: 52 2016-12-11: 29 2016-12-12: 52 2016-12-13: 56 2016-12-14: 73 2016-12-15: 56 2016-12-16: 55 2016-12-17: 33 2016-12-18: 18 2016-12-19: 50 2016-12-20: 41 2016-12-21: 49 2016-12-22: 62 2016-12-23: 42 2016-12-24: 18 2016-12-25: 13 2016-12-26: 10 2016-12-27: 35 2016-12-28: 23 2016-12-29: 25 2016-12-30: 37 2016-12-31: 15

Total number of accidents on German roads decreasing

In the last few years, the number of traffic accidents involving personal injury has decreased. While in 2006 there were 327,984 personal injury accidents, the figure was down by 6% in 2016. However, compared with a year earlier, the number of traffic accidents involving personal injury increased slightly (+1%). In the calendar charts, the general decrease can be recognised by the increasingly light colour of the individual years.

Road traffic accidents: the calendars for 2016 and previous years

Compare accidents involving personal injury to
 alcohol-related accidents
 motorcycle accidents

Personal injury: downward trend, but very frequent on Fridays

Friday, 30 September 2011, saw 1640 of such accidents, which was a sad record in the last ten years.

Alcohol-related accidents: be careful on New Year's Day and at weekends

The most alcohol-related accidents (420) happened on 1 January 2007.

Moped and motorcycle accidents involving personal injury strongly depend on the season

In the last ten years, the number of moped and motorcycle accidents was highest (366) on Friday, 30 September 2011.

When you move the mouse pointer over one of the days, the date and the number of accidents will be displayed. When you move the mouse pointer over the legend at the end of the calendar chart, you will see for any year the days on which the relevant number of accidents occurred.
You may download the data on this calendar as a csv file. More information on traffic accidents is available on the theme pages.

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