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Fewer road fatalities in 2017 – 6,740 deaths recorded https://t.co/hJMXYxrahn

The number of road fatalities last year was 6,740 deaths, which is lower than what was recorded in 2016 (7,152 deaths). Additionally, the fatality index due to road accidents for every 10,000 registered vehicles was 2.34 in 2017 compared to 2.59 in 2016. “I intend to reduce the death index due to road accident for every 10,000 registered vehicles to 2.0 this year,” said transport minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in a report by Bernama . Liow noted motorcyclists remained the main contributor to the number of road fatalities, accounting for 64.5%, or 4,348 deaths, of motorists killed last year. He also said the reduction in the number of road fatalities showed the success of the Awareness Automated Safety System (AWAS) . The system , which unifies the Automated Enforcement System (AES) and the Kejara demerit points system , saw up to 95% compliance in speed limits since it...

Full article: https://paultan.org/2018/02/12/fewer-road-fatalities-in-2...

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