Posted by : Aahil Shaik Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Saudi Arabia has seen decrease in Traffic accidents and related injuries and deaths
Saudi Arabia has seen a dramatic decrease in traffic accidents and related injuries and deaths. Deaths in traffic accidents among Saudis in the 18 to 30 age group dramatically decreased to the lowest rate in 5 years in 2019, at 30% of the total road deaths, according to the local media. Most viewed : 1,100 year old treasure of 24 carat gold coins found in Israel
As per the report issued by the General Statistics Authority on International Youth Day 2020, 26.7% of total road fatalities were among men aged 18-30, while female deaths in the same age category made up 3.6% of the total.
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) registered a decrease in the number of road deaths in Saudi Arabia by 35% and a decrease in the death rate per 100,000 people by 40% during the years 2016 to 2018 reports Gulf News. Read : Saudi Arabia will stick to 2002 Arab Peace plan on Israel
- Friends of the Red Crescent Committee data stated that Saudi Arabia recording 526,000 accidents yearly with up to 17 deaths in a day, as per the committee’s head Ahmad Al Shaikha.
- "Saudi Arabia ranked 23rd in the list of countries witnessing the highest death rates in road accidents in the world. It is second among Arab countries in terms of road deaths, About 21 billion riyals spent annually on road accidents." said Al Shaikha.
- Authorities of the Kingdom blame the statistics on reckless driving, overladen vehicles and the risk of hitting animals, particularly camels on highways.
- The Transport Ministry in Saudi Arabia said it will work along with other authorities on an initiative to reduce road deaths by 25% by year 2020, as part of the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030.
- Being one of world’s highest ratios of traffic deaths per 100,000 people in the world, the kingdom aims to reach a rate of 8 road deaths per 100,000 from 26 per 100,000 in 2015. See Also : Absher response on Iqama renewals, Re-Entry visas and domestic worker visas