More than 275,000 children were injured in traffic accidents in the last 10 years, 3,233 children lost their lives

More than 275,000 children were injured in traffic accidents in the last 10 years, 3,233 children lost their lives
18 May 2018

More than 275,000 children were injured in traffic accidents in the last 10 years, 3,233 children lost their lives

# 3 cause of death in traffic accidents taking place in Turkey. In our country, traffic accidents occur every 25 seconds, the most lost among children and children are among the ones. However, when the speed limits are met and the baby / child seats and seat belts are used correctly, the risk of damage during the accident is reduced by 77%.


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ISTANBUL (TR) - Turkey Statistical Institute (TSI), which compiles the published by the traffic accident statistics online insurance sales platform Koalay.co I, in which more than 22 million traffic registered vehicle is located in Turkey increased by 45% in the last 10 years, traffic accidents has announced that it reached 1.2 million. The rate of traffic accidents also increased. In 2006, an accident occurred in 33 seconds, but today it has fallen to 25 seconds. When we look at those who lost their lives in our country, the most 0-14 age group attracts attention. The ratio of children to traffic accidents as a result of losing his life in Turkey 12%, 5% in Germany, 6% in the UK, 6.5% in the USA.

T. C. According to the Health Ministry, which ranks 3rd leading cause of death in Turkey 'traffic accident death', the most important public health of our country and ranks as one of the security problem. In the last 10 years, the number of children lost their lives in traffic accidents increased by 86% and reached 498 in 2017. The number of children who suffered severe or mild injuries at the time of the accident reached 36,850 in 2017 and increased by 115% in the last 10 years. Bradley Du Chenne, CEO of Koalay.com, said that many of these deaths and injuries were prevented by using a child seat and a seat belt. Çocuk A baby weighing 5.5 kg in a vehicle with a speed of 40 km was able to apply 110 kg of force to your arms. it gets heavier than you can, and unfortunately it gets out of your lap. Though there was a law in 2010 to keep the child seat in the car, child seat utilization rate in Turkey 23%. More than 90% of children who use a child seat do not change the child seat after 0-3 years of age and then leave the seat. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO); Child mortality in traffic accidents in compulsory countries is around 3%, while this rate is 46% in non-compulsory countries. If the child seats are used correctly, the risk of injury to children is reduced by 77% during the accident. 

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Koalay; Known for its successful application online services Telesur South African Insurance Group, which launched online in Turkey in 2014, it serves as insurance sales platform. Comparing the insurance, insurance, insurance, insurance, and complementary health insurance offerings, policy amounts and scope of insurance companies, it finds the appropriate offers and saves time and price. Users can respond to only 5 questions in 3 minutes.