Tunisian Federation of Insurance Companies (FTUSA) has said losses incured by insurance companies for the motor industry reached 737 million USD (263.063 million USD) in 2019 compared to 664 million USD (220.605 million USD) in 2018.
The number of road accidents in Tunisia in 2019 reached 5 972, resulting in 1 150 deaths and 8 574 injuries.
However, there a decrease in the number of road accidents (4 774) deaths (890) as well as injuries (6 522) in Tunisia in 2020.
These figures, according to FTUSA, remain high for the year 2020 which was marked by lockdowns and traffic restrictions.
But in the figures published by the National Observatory for Road Safety (ONSR), show that the number of road accidents in Tunisia from January 1 to 29 December 2020 has decreased by 23.4 percent compared to 2019.
As of 31 December 2020, Tunisian roads recorded 4 574 accidents against 5 972 on 31 December 2019. The number of fatalities has also lowered by 22.6 percent from 1 150 in 2019 to 890 one year later. The number of injured degraded by 23.9bpercent in 2020 to be set at 6 522.
The ONSR says careless driving has caused 1 434 accidents in 2020 that is 31 percent of total road accidents. The number of claims related to speeding was set at 688, while 427 accidents are linked to the non-compliance with the rules for priority.