Berlin – Every dead, every injured, every collision on the streets is one too many. Nevertheless: The trend that is evident in the current Berlin traffic accident statistics is positive. At least that’s what the comparison of the first three quarters of 2020 and 2021 shows. “After that, the numbers went down significantly,” said Frank Schattling from the state police department of the Berliner Zeitung. During the first nine months of this year, almost a quarter fewer pedestrians were seriously injured in collisions than in the same period last year. There was also a noticeable decrease in the number of cyclists who suffered minor or severe injuries. Now the experts ask themselves: What is the cause of the development? Have Berlin’s streets become safer?

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