143 road deaths in Rome in 2018

More than 100 people have lost their lives on Rome's roads this year.

There were 143 deaths recorded in traffic accidents on Rome's roads in 2018, according to figures released by the Associazione Sostenitori Amici Polizia Stradale (ASAPS) and published by Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

The report focussed on 14 Italian cities, with Rome's 2018 figure of 143 road deaths comparing to 49 fatalities in Milan, 33 in Turin and 32 in Naples.

The 2018 figure is an increase on the 129 road deaths recorded in Rome in 2017, while in Milan the number of deaths fell from 53 in 2017 to 49 last year.

In 2018 one third of road deaths in Italian metropolitan areas occurred in Rome (143 out of 445), according to the report in La Repubblica.

So far this year 102 people have died in road accidents in the greater Rome area, according to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

 Photo La Repubblica