Editorial: let's bring violent deaths down by half
Regarding deaths by violence and accidents, Estonian statistics tell two tales. First, the shrinking numbers over these past decades are impressive. Secondly, we are still lagging behind the nations safest in Europe.
Editorial: young people must be kept far from alcohol
In the entire Western world, alcohol consumption is on the rise and doubtless this is the addictive substance most available to minors. And the current generations are earlier starters with the habit.
Dangerous gas appliances claim fresh victims
Wednesday night at about 9:30 pm, Alarm Centre was notified of kids aged about 2 and 5 feeling bad at Kopli St, Northern Tallinn while they took their evening bath.
13.05.2016, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Editorial: rules are not for breaking
Yesterday, Postimees wrote about potential danger posed by new buildings being erected using flawed material. At the moment, we have two schoolhouses, an apartment house, and two office buildings under construction featuring defective blocks.
Accident prone Haabersti roundabout to turn into turbo crossing with viaduct
From end of this year to autumn 2017, Estonia's top accident prone intersection i.e. the Haabersti, Tallinn roundabout will be built into a turbo crossing with viaduct and pedestrian tunnels, expected to make traffic much smoother.
21.04.2016, Uwe GnadenteichPM
Less deaths, all else the same
Road Administration and Police and Border Guard Board last year's report observes that traffic deaths are down to 1945 level while overall driving culture is no better. Number of accidents is stable as well as humans injured.
11.03.2016, Liis VelskerPM
North-East Estonia vulnerable to nuclear disaster in Russia
Leningrad Oblast environmentalists are sounding an alarm, assessing that the soon completed nuclear power station in Sosnovy Bor is endangering Narva and Sillamäe as builders wink at security measures.
17.02.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
Yesterday morning slipperiness ended in dozen-some traffic accidents in Pärnu County, Western Estonia. The worst was in Kärsu Village, Saarde Parish with seven cars driving off the road and into one another in a short span of time. Among others, a police Škoda got a bump from a truck.
28.01.2016, Raido KeskkülaPM
State seeks to lower speed limit on dangerous roads
Road Administration is compiling a new traffic safety program wherein lower limits are considered where quality is not the 90 km/h kind, to bring down deadly accidents statistics.
26.08.2015, Indrek MäePM
Editorial: death takes some other soul, some other place
A tragic accident like the recent one in Tartu County will never fail to shake us all. It's surely the worst for loved ones, but the impact is broader. The feeling of helplessness makes tens of thousands seek the culprits, curse the government, the youth, the traffic, and «blurt it all out». Meanwhile, the root of the problem feels evasive. What do we do?
Mother: She was my only child. She is no more...
«Why?» sighed mothers and fathers all over the land, hearing about the tragic traffic accident that took the lives of four young people in Tartu County this Tuesday. Just some soundness of mind could have avoided it all.
06.08.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Four young people die in traffic accident in Tartu County
A very serious traffic accident took place in Estonia's Tartu County on Tuesday evening which claimed the lives of four young people.
Bikers increasingly involved in accidents
Up until now, Estonia has enjoyed the «good kid» status in EU as related to fatal motorcycle accidents. This year, three people have lost their liver ere the season has begun in earnest. Already, this fills up our yearly average.
26.05.2015, Helen MihelsonPM
Editorial: the vital fifteen minutes
Where in Estonia would one dwell? Where to buy or build a house, a summer home? A criterion might be: should fire strike, will the rescuers arrive before it’s too late.
National defence now Estonia’s top dangerous job
Latest data says it’s no longer most dangerous in Estonia do work in metal and wood industry or in construction, but rather in national defence and public administration. To improve the situation, Labour Inspectorate now makes a strange proposal: national defence injuries should no longer count as accidents at work.
26.03.2015, Oliver KundPM
Editorial: rarely, but happen it does
In Europe at least, flying has felt like a super safe thing to do for a long while. Occasionally, we do read the news about accidents with casualties, but usually «where we are not» or where we travel seldom – Asia, Africa, or Russia, to look closer. In European Union, we have flight safety rules in place, the surveillance does function, and moving about the continent by plane has long ceased to seem like an adventure.
Rail accidents claim 12 lives in Estonia in 2014
Altogether 12 people were killed in railway accidents in Estonia during 2014 and the main causes of accidents were carelessness on the part pedestrians and motorists and ignoring of safety requirements.
Number of drowning deaths in Estonia moved up in 2014
The number of human lives lost as a result of drowning in Estonia jumped to 69 in 2014 from 56 in 2013.
Number of serious road accidents slightly up in Estonia in 2014
While the number of serious road accidents in Estonia moved up narrowly in 2014, fewer people were injured and killed in such accidents than in 2013, tentative figures released by the police show.
Era of drone freedom is over
Today, Estonian Civil Aviation Administration enforced rules regarding where and how high unmanned aircraft may be flown over our land. The rules are aimed at avoiding accidents. In times that lie ahead, done pilots may come under police surveillance.
02.10.2014, Oliver KundPM
Tipsy bus drivers to be «alcolocked»
Police thinks alcohol activated vehicle immobilisers work well to keep drunk drivers off any vehicle.
19.08.2014, Merike TederPM
Editorial: let’s tackle the accidental deaths
How safe is everyday life in Estonia? Answers might be sought from various sources, but accidental deaths are a solid figure and, as divided into categories, will show the overall mental and physical situation.
Another security system applied to Gulf of Finland
ENSI-system will keep keen eye on oil tankers. If these get off course, it’ll ring bell.
10.06.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Bike accidents rising
In five years, bicycling in Tallinn has become at least twice as dangerous.
07.04.2014, Uwe GnadenteichPM
In 2013 gone by, accidents claimed 186 lives
The number of people perished in fire, water, and traffic was the smallest in decades; even so, accidents claimed 186 lives. The largest improvement – seven deaths less, over a year – came in the area of fires: first time for Estonia, the figure remained under 50. According to Rescue Board preventive department head Indrek Ints, last year brought less fires in buildings than before.
02.01.2014, Karin Kangro