More people died on roads in 2019 than 2018

Scene of accident where two Modern Coast buses collided./COURTESY

Road crash fatalities in 2019 exceeded those of 2018.

Survey results reveal that 3572 people lost their lives on the roads by December 30, 2019 compared to 3151 who died by the same date in 2018.

The survey report by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) revealed that the most vulnerable category of victims was pedestrians whereby 1382 people died in 2019 compared to 1202 in 2018.

Males are the victims of road traffic fatalities than females. The NTSA report indicates that 85.5% of fatalities were males while 16.7% are females.

“By October 14 2019, 2,263 men had lost their lives on the roads compared to 1,927 who perished in 2018. On the other hand, 427 females had succumbed on road in 2019,” the survey results show.

The number of drivers who died on the road in 2019 increased by 12.4 per cent to from 306 in 2018 to 344.

The number of those who suffered injuries due to road accidents also increased from 9,688 in 2018 to 12,124 in 2019.