July the most deadly month
According to the report, Johor had the highest number of road fatalities – 1,040 deaths, an increase of 22 from 2014.
Selangor recorded the second highest with 1,028 deaths, 40 less compared with 1,068 in 2014.
For the second consecutive year, Batu Pahat had the dubious honour of being the deadliest district, with the highest road fatalities, while Petaling Jaya had the most number of traffic collisions in a locality last year.
The areas with the highest number of road deaths were: Batu Pahat – 191; Kuantan – 155; Ipoh – 145; Kuala Muda – 121; Seberang Perai Tengah – 118; Kajang and Central Malacca – 110 each.
Batu Pahat was also found to have the most unsafe roads in 2015 with 165 fatalities. However, the number of injuries (minor and severe) dropped to 347, compared to 594 in 2014.
The districts with the most number of reported road crashes were: Petaling Jaya (25,635) Northeast Penang Island (14,696) South Johor Baru (14,642) Shah Alam (14,562) Ipoh (14,260) Kajang (14,133) South Klang (13,060). Total Road Fatalities Fatalities in Johor Fatalities in Selangor Fatalities in Batu Pahat Minor & severe injuries
Fatalities in the month of July
The report also stated that the most deaths nationwide were on rural roads, claiming 3,731 victims, followed by urban areas (1,277), small towns (827) and major cities (408).
The most common time for road 6,706 (3,816 motorcyclists) 1,040
1,028 191 347 705 6,674 1,018 1,068 165 594 637
fatalities were between 8.01pm and 10pm, with 682 deaths, and from 4.01pm to 6pm with 668.
July saw the highest number of casualties in both 2015 and 2014, with 705 and 637 deaths respectively, apparently due to the Hari Raya travel period. July also saw highest number of road crashes last year with 43,892 cases.