Traf­fic ac­ci­dents killed 2,366 peo­ple in five years in Kuwait

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At least 2,366 peo­ple were killed in traf­fic ac­ci­dents from 2012 to April, 2017, statis­tics by Min­istry of In­te­rior have re­vealed. Up to 917,447 ac­ci­dents took place dur­ing this pe­riod, the min­istry’s public re­la­tions and se­cu­rity me­dia de­part­ment said in a press state­ment on Mon­day. The num­ber of peo­ple killed by traf­fic ac­ci­dents in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 reached 454, 445, 461, 429, 424 and 153 re­spec­tively, it added. The num­ber of ac­ci­dents in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 hit 66,271; 89,527; 99,047; 77,961; 71,582 and 23,529 re­spec­tively, it noted. Most traf­fic ac­ci­dents and vi­o­la­tions were caused by ex­ceed­ing speed lim­i­ta­tions, cross­ing red sig­nals and talk­ing on mo­bile phones while driv­ing, the state­ment pointed out. The state­ment urged ve­hi­cles’ driv­ers to nec­es­sar­ily abide by traf­fic rules, reg­u­la­tions and sig­nals in or­der to avoid ac­ci­dents and keep the safety of peo­ple. —

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