Adil Karaismailoğlu, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, stated that they have brought the safety in transportation to the highest level thanks to the new roads and investments; He said that the positive results of the work done are reflected in the figures.
"Our priority in transportation has always been human life and high safety"
The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure continues to maximize transportation safety in order to reduce traffic accidents and casualties in the country. Underlining that their priorities in transportation are always human life and high safety, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “While the vehicle mobility has increased by 18 percent with the divided roads of 28 thousand km in our country in 160 years; "Loss of life has decreased by 100 percent per 79 million vehicle-km."
"We increased our highway length to 28 thousand km"
Stating that the total road network is 68 thousand km, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “While our highway length was 2003 thousand km in 6, we increased our highway length to 2020 thousand km in 28. Although divided roads make up 40 percent of our total road network, they will serve 83 percent of the traffic moving across our entire road network. "We increased our average speed from 40 km to 88 km."
"Between 2003 and 2019, vehicle mobility increased from 52,3 billion to 135,5 billion"
Turkey in 2003 and stating that rise of vehicle mobility in transport in 2019 from 52,3 billion 135,5 billion Ministers Karaismailoğlu, "despite the vehicle number is about 3-fold increase reduced the number of casualties in traffic," he said. Karaismailoğlu emphasized that the road and the journey are safe.
"We maximized transportation safety with innovative and technology-oriented solutions"
Stating that the innovative and technology-oriented solutions implemented in transportation bring safety to the highest level, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Loss of life per 100 million vehicle-km was 2003 in 5,72 and 2019 in 1,21. "The loss of life per 10 thousand vehicles was 2003 in 4,43, and 2019 in 0,87", he said.
"The positive results of the steps we took were reflected in the numbers."
Referring to the results of the steps taken in traffic between 2003 and 2019, Minister Karaismailoğlu pointed out that the positive results obtained with the studies carried out are also reflected in the figures. Karaismailoğlu, “Considering the number of vehicles and loss of life in traffic in 2003-2019; While the number of vehicles was 2003 million 8 thousand 903 in 840, the loss of life was 8 thousand 1 people. In 2019, the number of vehicles was 23 million 156 thousand 975, while the loss of life was 5 thousand 473 ”.