The number of road accidents in Malta has risen for the first time in nearly three years.
More than 3,600 crashes were reported in the first three months of 2019 – an increase of 8.4 per cent.
However, there was a 3 per cent fall in the number of people injured in road accidents compared to the same period in 2018.
There was one death on the roads between January and March, according to the latest figures published by the National Statistics Office in Valletta.
The road safety report also shows that:
- The majority of car crashes in Malta happen between 9am and noon
- Birkirkara, Qormi and Mosta are Malta’s worst accident blackspots
- The highest number of road accidents took place on Fridays
- Four cyclists were slightly injured in accidents between January and March