Statistical activity code: 22025
Road accidents with casualties by month
Person injured – a person who is administered first aid due to an injury in a traffic accident, and to whom outpatient or inpatient treatment has been prescribed. Differently from several European countries minor and serious injuries are not distinguished.
Person killed – a person who died at the scene of the traffic accident or within 30 days following the traffic accident because of injuries received in the traffic accident. If a person died of these injuries more than 30 days after the accident, the person is considered as injured. Persons who committed suicide are considered as persons killed.
Traffic accident – an event in which an individual is injured or killed as a result of at least one vehicle moving on or off the road. By road is meant a roadway, street, car park, calm traffic area or other structure used for traffic with sidewalks, cycle and pedestrian tracks, paved shoulders, green, dividing or other strips. Events where a pedestrian is injured by collision with a train, events on a road on which public access was closed for competition between participating vehicles, and events between vehicles and individuals working in road construction, repair and maintenance are excluded.
Traffic accident with the participation of a drunk driver – a traffic accident in which at the time of the accident at least one of the participating drivers was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, irrespective of whether he/she caused the accident or not. According to the Traffic Act, the driver of a vehicle is considered to be intoxicated by alcohol if:
- the alcohol content in one gram of the driver’s blood is no less than 1.50 milligrams or the alcohol content in the breath exhaled by the driver is 0.75 milligrams in one litre of breath;
- the alcohol content in one gram of the driver’s blood is no less than 0.50 milligrams or the alcohol content in the breath exhaled by the driver is 0.25 milligrams in one litre of breath and there are externally perceptible disturbed or changed bodily or mental functions and reactions due to which the driver is evidently not able to drive a vehicle with due firmness required in traffic.
Pursuant to the Traffic Act amendment in force as of 1 July 2011 also a moped is considered a power-driven vehicle, wherefore also drunk moped drivers are taken into account, incl. in retrospect.
Road accidents with casualties registered in the database of traffic accidents of the Republic of Estonian Transport Administration
Estonia as a whole
Road accidents with casualties by county 1998–2015
Road accidents with casualties (monthly data) 1990–…
Traffic accidents and fires on Estonian public railways 1993–2016
Aircraft accidents with casualities 2001–2016
Ship accidents by type of accident 2000–2016
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International Transport Forum (ITF)
International Road Federation (IRF)
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Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Economy / Transport / Traffic accidents” in the following table:
TS093: Traffic accidents with casualties on the roads (months)
Glossary for Transport Statistics (prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, ITF and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
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Data on road traffic accidents with casualties are received from the database of traffic accidents of the Republic of Estonian Transport Administration.
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As of 2016, the statistical activity 22025 “Traffic accidents” combines the following statistical activities with similar output indicators: 22002 “Traffic accidents resulting in human injuries” and 22025 “Traffic accidents (air, rail and maritime transport)”.
Since 2017, the directly applicable legislation Regulation (EC) No 91/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 on rail transport statistics is cancelled.
Since 2017, the national component (statistics by counties) of the statistical activity is reduced.
Since 2018, statistics of shipping accidents, aircraft accidents and railway accidents are discontinued.