Increase of Road Accidents in Greece for Period January – August 2021

A gradual return to “negative normality” for 2021 shows the data of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) for Greece related to road accidents when comparing the eight months January-August 2021 with the corresponding period of 2019 which was the last “normal” year before coronavirus.

In particular, in the period January-August 2021, 6,761 accidents were recorded in the country compared to 5,976 in the same period of 2020 and 7,108 in the eight months of 2019. Thus, while in the eight months of 2020 the number of accidents decreased – 15,9% compared to the corresponding period of 2019 in the eight months of this year there was a decrease in the number of accidents compared to the same period of 2019 by only – 4.8%.

Corresponding is the picture – unfortunately – which concerns the number of dead and injured.

In addition to the cost to human lives, this development also affects the loss ratios of insurance companies, that might affect increasingly the insurance premiums in the future since the compensations’ average cost for insurers has been increased. At the same time, the insurance industry is affected by the general increase of prices and inflation that has occurred due to the discrepancies in world trade and the rise in energy costs. Ιn addition the spare parts for cars are showing rising prices and this is another reason for concern for insurance companies.

Finally, especially in August 2021, the road Traffic Accidents, which occurred throughout the Greece and caused the death or injury of people, increased by 17.3% compared to the corresponding month of 2020 (1,030 in August 2021, compared to 878 in August 2020).

From the number of third parties in road accidents, 70 were killed, 70 were seriously injured and 1,177 were slightly injured, compared with 68 dead, 54 seriously injured and 998 slightly injured in August 2020, an increase of 2.9% in deaths, by 29, 6% in severely injured and 17.9% in slightly injured.

Source : , Elstat