Injured tourists figures in Iceland way up in 2016

Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

IcelandThe number of foreign tourists who are seriously injured in automobile accidents in Iceland have increased by about 80% during the initial ten months of 2016 as compared to the same period in 2015.

 

The head of the Icelandic Transport Authority has suggested that absence of awareness about the perils of driving in the region of Iceland might be a certain reason behind the rise in the number of automobile accidents among tourists.

 

The numbers for months of November and December of last year are yet to be analyzed.

 

This is the reason why the comparison to the previous years is based on the initial ten months of every year.

 

During the initial ten months of the year 2013, as many as 107 foreign travellers were injured in traffic accidents in this country. Out of them, at least seventeen were seriously injured and two of them had died. The next year witnessed a substantial increase, wherein 186 foreign tourists were injured in automobile accidents. Out of them, 24 were seriously injured and four of them died.

 

Last year, the number of injured tourists was similar.

 

Out of those, about 43 were seriously injured and this represents an 80% increase in a year.

 

Þórólfur Árnason, head of the Icelandic Transport Authority has asserted that heavier traffic is another culprit for the increased accidents in Iceland. He went on to add that there is also a lack of awareness about the driving conditions in Iceland that leads to unfortunate incidents.

 

He also added that increased funding would be utilized for distributing educational information through car rentals, hotel, social media and other similar locations.

 

Related Posts

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 ITB asia 2020
  • 11 Aviation Festival Asia 2020
  • 12 ITE Hong Kong 2020
  • 13 IMEX 20
  • 15 Digital Travel EU 2020
  • 15 Routes Asia 2020
  • 16 G&A 2020
  • 16 TAAPE 2020
  • 17 AAA-banner 2020
  • 18 WCTIE 2020
  • 20 GWS-2020
  • 23 emitt 21
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

    1. BTL 2020

      May 27 - May 31
    2. AIR CONVENTION ASIA 2020

      June 9 - June 11
    3. HOTELEX 2020

      June 15 - June 18
    4. B-TRAVEL 2020

      June 19 - June 21
    5. Forum de l’Investissement Hôtelier Africain

      July 7 - July 9
Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com