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Speeding cause of accidents
September 27, 2017, 11:58 am

 Recent statistics indicate that nearly all traffic accidents and violations recorded in the first half of 2017 were related to crossing of red signals, excessive speeding, use of mobile phones and reckless driving, reports Al-Shahed daily. It noted a total of 4,47,917 traffic incidents were recorded from 2012 until April 2017, and following is the breakdown data: 86,271 in 2012, 89,527 in 2013; 99,047 in 2014; 77,961 in 2015; 71,582 in 2016, and 23,529 in 2017. Deaths resulting from traffic accidents since 2012 have reached 2,366.

Following is the breakdown data: 454 deaths in 2012; 445 in 2013; 561 in 2014; 429 in 2015; 424 in 2016, and 153 from January to April 2017. Public Relations and Media Information Department in the Ministry of Interior has called on motorists to abide by traffic regulations to save their own lives and those of other road users.

Source: Arab Times

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