Tunisia’s dangerous roads see more deaths

Tunisia’s dangerous roads are seeing more deaths.
Highway & Network Management / November 3, 2023 35 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Tunisia has seen a rise in road fatalities in 2023, although road crashes and injuries have fallen – image courtesy of © Aleksandar Mijatovic Dreamstime.com

Tunisia has seen an increase in road deaths between the beginning of 2023 and September 21st 2023 compared with the same period in 2022. There were 854 road deaths in Tunisia in the period, an increase of 17% from the 726 fatalities recorded for the same period in 2022.

The data has been compiled by Tunisia’s National Road Safety Observatory. However, there is some positive data from the National Road Safety Observatory. There was a 4% drop in road crashes in Tunisia during this period, dropping to 3,900 compared with 4,179 for the same period in 2022. The number of injuries recorded also dropped by 8.3% to 5,604 compared to the same period in 2022.

Driver distraction was a key factor in 41% of the road crashes while speeding was a key factor in 15% according to the data.