Four more motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes - RSU

Of the six people who died in motor vehicle crashes during the week ending Friday, May 26, four were motorcyclists, one a pedestrian and the other a passenger in a private motor car.

Based on the latest statistics released on Friday by the Road Safety Unit (RSU), seven motorcyclists have been killed in collisions over the past two weeks. This has pushed the number of motorcyclists killed since the start of the year to 50; four fewer than for the corresponding period in 2022.

Meanwhile, the RSU is reporting that 163 people have been killed in 150 fatal crashes this year. According to the Unit, fatal crashes have decreased by 13 per cent while fatalities are down 16 per cent.

Up to May 26, pedestrians accounted for 25 per cent of all road users killed.

The RSU is also reporting that motorcyclists account for 31 per cent of the road users killed this year; private motor vehicle drivers account for 13 per cent; while private motor vehicle passengers account for seven per cent.

The category of road users deemed to be most vulnerable (pedestrians, pedalcyclists, motorcyclists and pillion riders) account for 66 per cent of the road users killed as of May 26.

Males and females account for 92 per cent and eight per cent respectively of all road fatalities so far this year.

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