Here is a statistic that shows how many people die every month in traffic accidents in Seoul:
A new report shows a monthly average of 40 people died in traffic accidents in Seoul last year.
According to a Seoul city government report on disaster casualties, nearly 42-thousand traffic accidents occurred last year, claiming 477 lives and wounding more than 59-thousand. A monthly record of over three-thousand-950 traffic accidents occurred in July when the monsoon season reached its peak. [KBS World]
To give some perspective to this number, New York City which has 2 million less people than Seoul has a accident fatality rate of 25 deaths per month. Overall Korea’s traffic fatality rate remains high, but has actually been improving in recent years.