Brunei sees slight drop in road accidents, fatalities in 2019

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-12 15:11:00|Editor: xuxin
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Brunei saw a 0.58-percent drop in the number of road accidents in 2019, where 1,196 cases were recorded, compared to 1,203 in 2018 and 2,684 in 2017.

The number of road fatalities also dropped to 13, compared to 17 in 2018 and 29 in 2017, local daily the Borneo Bulletin reported on Sunday, quoting the latest data from the Brunei National Road Safety Council.

According to the report, 358 injuries from traffic accidents were recorded in 2019, compared to 433 in 2018 and 529 in 2017. A drop in traffic accidents involving commercial vehicles was also recorded, with 46 cases in 2019, compared to 51 in 2018 and 67 in 2017.

In the breakdown of road traffic accidents according to age category, a substantial number of injuries were sustained by drivers and passengers aged 18-28, followed by those aged 39-58 and 59-78.

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