The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced in a report that the economic cost of road accidents in Egypt in 2017 amounted to LE28.9 billion, with a decrease of LE0.2 billion from 2014 by 0.7 percent.
The estimated total cost of deaths, equal to 3,747 cases, was LE22.1 billion. The estimated cost of injuries, 13,998 cases, was LE4.7 billion in addition to compensation paid by insurance companies which amounted to LE2.1 billion in 2017.
The future cost of road accidents is expected to fall to LE27.1 billion by 2020.
The total lengths of road networks in the governorates recorded 185,000 kilometers in 2017, compared to 163.1 thousand kilometers in 2014, an increase of 13.5 percent.
The total number of car accidents was 11.1 thousand accidents in 2017, with a decrease of 24.6 percent equivalent to 3.6 thousand accidents compared to 2016, and a decrease of 48 percent equivalent to 10.3 thousand accidents compared to 2005.
The total number of fatalities resulting from car accidents was 17.7 thousand cases of death and injury in 2017, with a decrease of 26 percent, equal to 6.2 thousand cases compared to 2016, and a decrease of 42.2 percent, equal to 13,000 cases in 2005.
The human factor came first in the causes of road accidents in Egypt by 78.9 percent in 2017, followed by the technical condition of the vehicle by 14 percent, and the condition of the road by two percent.
Private cars are the most common cause of road accidents in 2017 by 47.2 percent followed by transport vehicles by 17.1 percent.
The total number of vehicles damaged due to car accidents was 17.2 thousand vehicles in 2017, decreasing 18.4 percent compared to 2016, and an increase of 8.6 percent compared to 2005.
The number of train passengers recorded 221 million in 2017, a decrease of 10 million passengers compared to 2016, and a decrease of 193.2 million passengers compared to 2006.
The total number of train accidents was 1793 in 2017, with an increase of 544 incidents compared to 2016 and a decrease of 750 incidents compared to 2005.
The total number of casualties resulting from train accidents reached 90 cases in 2017, a decrease of 136 cases compared to 2016, and a decrease of 55 cases compared to 2005.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm