Cops Begin Publishing Daily Road Accident Statistics

The Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT – Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik) of the Royal Malaysian Police has begun publishing daily road accident statistics, starting from Thursday, 14th March 2024. It is a move highlighted by the Malaysian Transport Minister a while ago.

Director of the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department, Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Saperi said there were 1,999 cases of road accidents that resulted in 12 deaths last Thursday.

Statistics for Friday, March 15, 2024 decreased by 121 cases to 1,878 cases. However, the number of deaths increased to 16 cases.

“The release of statistical data to the public is a step to increase the awareness of road users and the public how serious accidents are every day,” he said in a statement yesterday (Friday).

The police also called for all road users to always follow the rules and ensure that road laws are obeyed. He explained that cooperation from the public is expected to further increase awareness of the importance of maintaining safety and thus reduce the rate of road accidents.”

Note from the author: The numbers are still at an alarming level, as on average, there were 83.3 and 78.3 accidents per hour on Thursday and Friday respectively. In terms of deaths, the daily average was 1 every 2 hours on Thursday, and 2 every 3 hours on Friday.

One Motorcyclist Dies every Two Hours

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