Three pedestrians among five killed in traffic crashes in week ending Sept 30 - RSU

Three pedestrians were among the five people who were killed in motor vehicle crashes during the week of September 24 to September 30.

The latest numbers released on Friday by the Road Safety Unit (RSU) have pushed to 342, the number of people killed in 296 fatal crashes since the start of the year.

The figures represent a seven per cent reduction in fatal crashes and a four per cent decrease in fatalities when compared with the same period in 2021.

Up to Friday, 68 pedestrians had been killed in traffic crashes, the same number for the corresponding period last year. Pedestrians account for 20 per cent of all road users killed this year.

Motorcyclists remain the most vulnerable group of road users with 97 killed since January I, thus accounting for 28 per cent of the overall numbers according to the RSU.

Sixty-nine drivers of private motor cars have also perished on the nation’s streets; they account for 20 per cent of all fatalities while passengers of private motor cars account for 49 deaths or 14 per cent of road crash victims. Overall, all passengers account for 23 per cent of fatalities.

The group classified as most vulnerable (pedestrians, motorcyclists, pedalcyclists and pillions) account for 55 per cent of all road users killed this year.

As of Friday, September 30, 85 per cent of the 342 traffic victims were male and 15 per cent female.

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