Saudi: Over 6,000 Deaths Due To Traffic Accidents This Year

There were 6,025 deaths resulting from traffic accidents in 2018, which is a drop of about 36% compared to last year, the Makkah daily reported on Sunday quoting informed sources.

The paper said there were 18 deaths in every 100,000 accidents while about two years ago it was 27 deaths for the same number of accidents.

The sources said this positive result was planned to be achieved by 2020 but has been expedited due to the concerted efforts by a number of the concerned authorities.

They said the efforts to reduce the traffic accidents were made by the Directorate General of Traffic, the road security, the engineering sectors of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and the municipalities and the ministries of education and health.

 

Source Credit: Saudi Gazette