The National Road Safety Authority (ANSR) released the 24-hour accident and road surveillance report for February, which coincides with the second month of the general confinement due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions on circulation because of the state of emergency.
In the first two months of the year there were 2,674 accidents with victims on the mainland, resulting in 34 deaths, 163 serious injuries and 2,981 light injuries, according to ANSR.
"The figures show an improvement in the main accident indicators compared to the same period in 2020: there were 2,417 fewer accidents with victims (-47.5 percent), 19 fewer fatalities (-35.8 percent), 143 fewer serious injuries (-46.7 percent) and 3,141 fewer light injuries (-51.3 percent)," the document said.
ANSR reports that despite the reduction in the number of disasters, the accident severity index was higher than in the same months of 2020.
According to the February report, collision was the most frequent type of accident, although the highest number of fatalities and serious injuries resulted from off-road accidents.