30 killed in 29 fatal crashes in May – RSU
The Road Safety Unit (RSU) is reporting that 30 people were killed in 29 fatal crashes during the month of May 2023.
This is 21 fewer than the 51 people who died as a result of motor vehicle crashes in May 2022. That death toll resulted from 46 fatal crashes.
The RSU, which is located in the Ministry of Science, Energy, Telecommunications and Transport, released its latest statistics on Friday, June 16.
The figures show that pedestrians accounted for 27 per cent of the road users killed during May 2023; private motor vehicle drivers accounted for 17 per cent of all deaths; private motor vehicle passengers accounted for seven per cent; and motorcyclists accounted for 37 per cent of all road fatalities during the period.
The RSU is also reporting that the group deemed most vulnerable road users (pedestrians, pedalcyclists, motorcyclists and pillion riders) accounted for 73 per cent of the road users killed during May 2023.
The RSU said males accounted 93 per cent of the fatalities while females accounted for seven per cent during the month.
It also reported that there were no child fatalities during the month of May.
As of Saturday, June 17 some 201 people had been killed in traffic crashes since the start of the year. Fatalities have decreased by 12 per cent while fatal crashes are down nine per cent when compared with the similar period in 2022.