TBILISI, DFWatch–180 people died in traffic accidents in Georgia in the first half of 2014, according to new figures from the Interior Ministry.

The figures published Tuesday show that an upward turn in road accidents has stopped, but numbers remain high compared to two or three years ago.

There were 2,557 traffic accidents from January to June this year. In total, 3,635 people were injured, and 180 died in traffic accidents, 46 out of whom died in Tbilisi.

There were 69 motorcycle accidents in the first half 2014. 76 people survived such accidents with injuries, while two died.

The total number of accidents dipped just below the two thousand mark in 2011, but shot up last year. 240 people died in traffic accidents in 2013, 206 in 2012 and 208 in 2011.