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Road Transport and Road Traffic Accident Statistics Year 2013

Year 2013 – Highlights
 
 1.                  At end of December 2013, some 443,495 vehicles were registered at the National Transport Authority
compared to 421,926 at the end of December 2012, i.e. an increase of 21,569 or 5.1%.
 
2.                  Some 26,351 vehicles joined the fleet whilst 4,782 were put out of circulation during the year.
 
3.                  The fleet consisted mostly of cars, double cab pickup and dual-purpose vehicles (211,586 or 48%) and motorized two-wheelers (180,785 or 41%). The remaining 11% comprised vans, lorries, trucks, buses and other vehicles.
 
4.                  The number of road accidents increased by 11.9% from 21,056 in 2012 to 23,563 in 2013.  Among these accidents, 119 were fatal (caused death) against 144 in the preceding year, down by 17.4%.
 
5.                  The total number of vehicles (motor and non-motorised) involved in road accidents in 2013 was 42,086, that is, 1,164 or 2.8% higher than the 2012 figure of 40,922.
 
6.                  The number of casualties (fatalities and persons injured as a result of road accidents) decreased by 0.5% from 2,590 in 2012 to 2,578 in 2013. Among the casualties, around 41% were riders of auto/motor cycles, 23% passengers, 17% pedestrians, 15% drivers and 4% pedal cyclists.
 
7.                  During the year 2013, some 136 persons died as a result of road accidents against 156 in 2012, showing a decrease of 12.8%.
   
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March 2014