The total number of road accidents over a 6-month period, through to June 2014, dropped by 32.8% according to the latest report by the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The number of registered accidents stood at 2,909 in comparison to 4,332 accidents over the same period last year.
As for casualties, the overall number of injuries also declined by 49.5% standing at 2,832 injuries, compared to 5,610 injuries registered over the same period last year. Meanwhile, the death toll caused by road accidents declined by 10.2%, with 404 fatalities recorded in the first half of 2014, against 450 fatalities recorded during the same period in 2013.
Breaking down the figures, the total number of road accident injuries among Omanis declined by 51.9%, standing at 2,131 injuries recorded in the first half of 2014, compared with 4,433 recorded during the same period in 2013. While the total number of road accident injuries among expatriates also declined by 40.4%, standing at 701 injuries compared to 1,177 injuries over the same period last year.
Road accident fatalities among Omanis also dropped by 17.5% through to June 2014, registering a total of 236 cases compared to 286 over the same period last year. On the other hand, expatriates fatalities caused by road accidents increased by 2.4% standing at 168 road accidents fatalities recorded in the first half of 2014, compared to 164 fatalities over the same period last year.
When measured on a monthly basis, the total number of car accidents recorded in June 2014 declined to 413 from 537 in May 2014. However, the total number of fatalities witnessed a marginal increase over the same period from 52 in May to 64 in June 2014.
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