Most of Railway Accidents Occur Due to Traffic Regulation Violations
The statistical information prepared by the Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority (TJA) indicates that during the 1st half-year of 2010 occurred 14 railway accidents in Estonia. That number includes 8 road vehicle – train collisions in which were killed 2 and injured 4 persons. Railway rolling stock hit 6 persons trespassing on railways, 4 of whom were killed and 2 injured.
The number of both collisions and persons hit show an increase compared to the previous year. The main reason why the accidents occur is the violation of traffic regulation by persons involved in traffic and the negligence of some people who are just not willing to improve their behaviour in traffic.