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Road Transport and Road Traffic Accident Statistics Jan - Jun 2013

January - June 2013 – Highlights
Vehicles registered
1.            At end of June 2013, some 432,331 vehicles were registered at the National Transport Authority compared to 421,926 at the end of December 2012, i.e. an increase of 10,405 or 2.5%.
2.            Between January and June 2013, some 12,856 vehicles joined the fleet while 2,451 were put out of circulation.
3.            The fleet consisted largely of cars, double cap pickup and dual-purpose vehicles (204,274 or 47%) and motorized two-wheelers (177,184 or 41%). The remaining 12% comprised vans, lorries, trucks, buses and other vehicles.
Road traffic accidents
4.            During January to June 2013, the number of road accidents increased by 5.5% to 11,246 compared to 10,662 recorded during the corresponding period of 2012. Among these accidents, 67 were fatal (caused death) against 64 registered during the corresponding period of 2012.
5.            The total number of vehicles (motor and non-motorised) involved in road accidents during the period January to June 2013 was 21,853, that is, 1,163 or 5.6%  higher than the figure of 20,690 recorded during the same period of 2012.
6.            During the same period, the number of casualties decreased by 2.0% to 1,756 compared to 1,792 recorded in the corresponding period of 2012. Among the casualties, around 41% were riders of auto/motor cycles, 23% passengers, 16% pedestrians, 15% drivers and 5% pedal cyclists.
7.            During the first semester of 2013, some 82 persons died as a result of road accidents against 69 during the corresponding period of 2012, showing an increase of 18.8%. However, the number of seriously injured persons decreased by 13.1% from 289 to 251 and that of slightly injured persons decreased by 0.8% from 1,434 to 1,423.
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