31 Oct '16, 3am

Police – 6,706 deaths on Malaysian roads last year https://t.co/fmX5i6VRkI

Police – 6,706 deaths on Malaysian roads last year https://t.co/fmX5i6VRkI

According to a report by The Sun , there were 6,706 deaths on Malaysian roads last year – an average of 18 deaths daily. This comes despite the numerous road safety campaigns such as Ops Selamat . In the recently released “2015 Statistical Report on Road Accidents,” Federal Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director SAC Datuk Mahamad Akhir Darus said there were 489,606 road crashes nationwide last year, which was an increase of 2.8% from 2014. Even so, the number of fatalities and injuries saw a reduction of 7.3% compared to 2014. Of the 6,706 fatalities, the majority involved motorcyclists (3,816) and pillion riders (387), while some 11,550 others suffered injuries in accidents that were due to human factors. Those aged between 16 and 20 years were involved in the highest number of casualties with 934 cases, followed by 21 to 25-year-olds (828), 26 to 30-ye...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2016/10/31/police-6706-deaths-on-malay...

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