According to provisional statistics published by the DGUV, reported accidents at work increased by 0.4% in 2018 while commuting accidents decreased by 1.8% to 87,6952 and 187,599 respectively. The trend is reversed for fatal accidents: 21 fewer accidents at work than in 2017, but 31 more commuting accidents.
This increase should be compared with the increase in the number of road fatalities in Germany. This topic will therefore be a priority in the framework of the “kommmitmensch”
prevention campaign in collaboration with the German Road Safety Council.
The number of new accident annuities reached its lowest level in 2018 (18,123), indicating fewer serious accidents in 2018 than in 2017. 2018 was also marked by a further encouraging 6.5% decline in school accidents. There were 34 fatal accidents in schools or on the way to school, 15 fewer than in 2017.