KUALA LUMPUR – An average of 19 deaths on the road daily is recorded for the first nine months this year.
Federal police traffic divisionâ€™s statistics show there were 5,138 deaths from 4,779 fatal accidents between January and September.
Its chief, Datuk Mohd Fuad Abdul Latiff said the number is actually decreasing, compared to last year’s accident statistics for the same period, which recorded 5,357 deaths from 4,887 fatal accidents.
“Motorcyclists made up 62.7 per cent with 3,223 deaths, followed by motorists and their passengers (963), and pedestrians (393),” he told reporters during a press conference at the federal police headquarters in Bukit Aman, here, earlier today. – NST