Traffic accidents declined nearly 35% in Istanbul province as a result of stay at home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the provincial police department.
While the traffic density was around 65% during working hours before the government closed schools, density was 27% March 16, the day schools were closed.
With decreasing density, there has been a significant reduction in the number of fatalities, injuries and damaged property from accidents.
Between March 5 – 15 in Istanbul, 790 accidents occurred with one fatality, 240 involved injuries and 549 saw damages to property.
That is compared to the March