July the most deadly month

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BOR­DERS -

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.

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