New accident statistics: in 2022, road piracy caused 86 deaths and 1,143 injuries in Italy. The main victims are pedestrians and cyclists
THE accidents caused by severe episodes of carjackingthat is, all those driving behaviors that violate traffic rules, in 2022 in Italy there were 959 and caused 86 dead and up to 1,143 injured. A slightly better figure than in 2021 but still unacceptable and which should push for even tougher action against those who recklessly or negligently threaten the safety of innocent people.
ACCIDENTS DUE TO ROAD PIRACY: THE FIGURES IN ITALY
We said the road hacking numbers are anyway get better compared to the previous year and in fact in 2022 the ASAPS Observatory, Association of Friends and Supporters of the Road Police, counted a decrease both in terms of the number of accidents (959 vs. 1,017, -5.7%) and the number of victims (86 vs. 110, -21.8%), while the number of injuries remained almost stable (1,143 vs. 1141, +0.2%).
Note that in 2022 86.8% of cases occurred during the day and 13.2% at night, so the “alcoholic nights” of the weekend have nothing to do with it. Even if for murderous piracy alone the percentages change and rise to 29.3% at night and 70.7% during the day.
ROAD PIRACY: THE RESPONSIBLE ARE OFTEN IDENTIFIED
The ASAPS report indicates that in 50.9% of cases, the fleeing driver was identified later by the police forces called to detect the accident, but the identification even splashes the 73.2% in the event of fatal piracy. Therefore, those who run away because they think they can get away with it are making a serious error of judgment: in these cases it is much wiser, in addition to a legal obligation, stop and render assistance, immediately putting himself at the disposal of the police, so as not to aggravate his situation further. Curiosity: the “pirates” were only 63, or 12.9%. This means that in the vast majority of cases the getaway driver has masculine features.
ACCIDENTS IN ITALY: THE VICTIMS OF ROAD PIRACY ARE MOSTLY WEAK USERS
Unfortunately, but it was to be expected, the main victims of road piracy are the weak road users: in 2022 out of 86 deaths in total 13 were cyclists and 50 pedestrians, including 2 children. 63 out of 86 is a very high percentage of 73.26%.
Among the “pirates” 14.3% tested positive for alcohol or drugs, but ASAPS clarifies that in this case it refers only to cases in which the hacker was identified immediately after the incident. Foreign pirates accounted for 16.2% of the total.
ESCAPE BY FAILURE TO RESCUE: LOMBARDY LEADS THE SAD CLASSING
Finally in 2022 the greatest number of escapes by chancebehavior leading to administrative and criminal consequences, was recorded in Lombardy with 155 episodes with death or serious injuries. Followed by Campania with 112, Emilia-Romagna with 102, Lazio with 90, Veneto with 73, Tuscany with 72, Piedmont with 49, Puglia with 48, Sicily with 45, Liguria with 44, Marche with 41, Sardinia with 39, Abruzzo with 21, Umbria and Friuli Venezia Giulia with 17, Calabria and Molise with 11, Trentino Alto Adige with 7, Basilicata with 4 and finally the Valley of Aosta with 1.
Source : Sicur Auto