Motor Vehicle Accident has dropped by 10 percent last year
Although overall motor vehicle accident (MVA) has dropped by 10 percent or by 76 cases last year compare to the previous year 2014 with 791 motor vehicle accident.
Although there is dropped in the MVA in Thimphu by 63 cases but it contributes the highest motor vehicle accident to the total MVA in the country followed by Chukha with 23 cases and Paro with 25 cases last year.
According to the crime statistics, 2015, it shows that Thimphu Dzongkhag has 602 cases in motor vehicle accident in 2014 and dropped to 539 cases in 2015. Similarly, Chukha Dzongkhag with 84 cases in 2014 and dropped to 61 cases in 2015 and Paro Dzongkhag with 41 cases in 2014 and dropped to 16 cases in 2015.
And other Dzongkhags like Sarpang, it dropped from 10 cases to 9 cases in 2015, Punakha from four cases to two cases in 2015 and Dagana Dzong- khag from six cases to two cases in 2015.
With the percentage contribution made by the three Dzongkhags, Thimphu contributes the highest with 75 percent in total motor vehicle accident, Chukha with nine percent and Paro with two percent to the total contribution made to the total motor vehicle accident last year.
The report also shows the motor vehicle accident casualty that during last year the death has increased by 23 cases which means by 30 per- cent. And the injury has decreased by 53 cases which come to twelve percent.
Although there is overall motor vehicle accident has dropped but during the press conference last Thursday, but the Chief of Police Brigadier Kipchu Namgyel said that still zero tolerance is no way out, it’s a merciless. “This days when we are doing people are very sad, I feel sad”, said the Chief of Police.
The report further shows that the five highest causes of motor vehicle accidents during the year 2014-2015, it includes human error. During the year human error has dropped from 503 cases in 2014 to 363 cases in 2015.
Human error includes unsafe overtaking; loss of control; use of mobile phones; unsafe reversing and tailgating, stated the report.
Next cause of MV accidents is that driving of car under the influence of alcohol, driving without license, over speeding and the mechanical defect.