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Road traffic accident 4. The number of road accidents registered during the first semester of 2020 was 11,891, that is, 23.8% lower than the figure of 15,606 for the first semester of 2019. The decrease could be a result of less traffic on our roads during the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.
5. During the first semester of 2020 the number of road traffic accidents causing casualties (deaths and persons injured as a result of road accidents) decreased by 39.4% to 845 compared to 1,395 in the corresponding period of 2019. Amongst 50 were fatal compared to 64 during January to June 2019. Non-injury accidents decreased by 22.3% to 11,046, against 14,211 for the corresponding period of 2019.
6. The number of persons who died as a result of road accidents during the first semester of 2020 was 52 or -24.6% as compared to 69 during the corresponding period of 2019. Among the casualties, the most vulnerable category of road users were riders/pillion riders of auto/motor cycles (26 or 50.0%), followed by pedestrians (12 or 23.1%).