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

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