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14/01/2013

An Accident Happens in Every 33 Seconds in Our Country!

Accident information that involves only financial claims has been kept by Insurance Information and Monitoring Center since 1 April 2008.


According to these data in our Center, over 940 thousand accidents happened in our country in 2012 and the daily average number of accidents is over 2.500.

The province where most road accidents happened in 2012 is Istanbul, like in previous years. 34% of over 940 thousand accidents that happened in 2012 occurred within the provincial borders of Istanbul and Ankara, İzmir, Bursa, Antalya and Kocaeli followed Istanbul, respectively. The least number of road accidents occurred in Ardahan in 2012. Only 240 accidents happened in Ardahan last year and the provinces that follow Ardahan in terms of the least number of accidents were Kilis, Tunceli, Hakkari and Bayburt.



- 2012 Turkey’s Accident Density Report According to KTT Numbers -


When district details of Istanbul, where most road accidents occurred in 2012, are considered, we see that most accidents happened in Ümraniye district with a rate of 6%. Bağcılar, Kadıköy, Küçükçekmece, Bahçelievler and Şişli stand out as other districts where accidents are frequent.

When the number of policies in effect is considered, the province with the highest accident density is Kocaeli with 12.12% that even surpasses Istanbul. Istanbul, Diyarbakır, Bursa and Yalova follow Kocaeli with 11.30%, 9.37%, 9.19% and 9.09%, respectively. The province with the lowest claims density is Kilis with 1.15% claims frequency. Following Kilis, Burdur, Şanlıurfa, Ardahan and Kırklareli are the provinces with the lowest claims density.  

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- 2012 Turkey’s accident density report according to KTT numbers and policy numbers -


Accident Rate by Counties
The province, which showed the highest increase of accidents in 2012 compared to the previous year, is Bitlis with an increase rate of 27%. 1.019 accidents occurred in 2012 in Bitlis, where 799 accidents happened in 2011. Tunceli, Şırnak and Bayburt followed Bitlis with 20%, 18% and 16%, respectively.

To access to the number of accidents by all other provinces and districts together with these data, please click.

Most Accidents Occur at 14.00 – 14.59 on Mondays!

According to SBM data, accidents with the most financial losses occur on Mondays. Following Monday, Friday is another day when accidents happen most.

The time zone when accidents occur most seems to be 14:00 – 14:59. Similarly, the time zone of 15:00 – 16:59 draws attention as the time zone when accidents are intensive.

According to data in 2012, most accidents in Istanbul occur at 15:00 – 15:59. Apart from this time zone, most accidents occur at 14:00 – 14:59 and 12:00 – 12:59, respectively. The least accidents occur at midnight in Istanbul. Only 7 per thousand accidents occur at  03:00 – 05:59.

Women are More Careful!
According to SBM statistics, women are less faulty  than men in accidents. While women were found entirely faulty in 47% of accidents which involved men and women in 2012, men were found faulty in 49% of these accidents and an equal faultiness distribution of 50%-50% occurred in 4%.

Young Drivers are Less Cautious!
According to SBM accident statistics in 2012, drivers aged 18-25 were found more faulty than other age brackets. According to the data where drivers aged 18-25 were found more faulty than drivers aged 31-35, it is seen that drivers in the age bracket of 18-25 were found 56% faulty in accidents involving drivers that are in the age bracket of 56-60 and 54% faulty against drivers that are in the age bracket of 36-40.


We cannot Park!
According to Accident Report data, the most frequent accident scenario involves vehicles that are parked. Statistics show that one in every four accidents occurs with parked cars. The second most frequent accident scenario involves hitting from behind with 15%. Vehicles that enter into main road from a secondary road draw attention with a rate of 8% as the most frequent accident scenario.​​​​
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