Brunei sees decline in road accidents and fatalities
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Brunei sees decline in road accidents and fatalities

Brunei Darussalam has seen a steady decline in road accidents over the past four years, and the number of fatalities has also declined over the past two years.

In 2023, there were 1,986 road accidents in the Sultanate, in which 14 people died, while in 2022 the figure was 2,131 incidents and 20 fatalities. In 2021, there were 3,104 road accidents, in which 16 people died, while in 2020 there were 3,986 incidents and 11 fatalities.

Yesterday, the National Road Safety Council (MKKJR) published statistics on road accidents.

According to MKKJR, between 2020 and 2023 the largest demographic group involved in road accidents was people aged 18 to 38, followed by people aged 39 to 58 and people aged 59 to 78.

Men are more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents resulting in injury or loss of life than women.

The council said the most common cause of fatal road accidents is distracted driving, failure to obey road traffic laws such as speeding, using a mobile phone while driving, failing to stop at red lights and not wearing a seat belt.

MKKJR said it will continue initiatives with government agencies, the private sector and associations to increase public awareness about road safety in order to reduce road accidents. Initiatives include road safety roadshows, joint operations such as roadblocks, briefings, sermons, Munajat night, Sunnat Hayat prayers, recitations of Ratib Al-Attas and Surah Yaasiin to pray to Allah Almighty for blessings and prevent road accidents.

The council said continued commitment and efforts from all parties are needed to improve road safety and urged drivers to remain vigilant, comply with traffic regulations and the law, and act responsibly. – James Kon

Brunei sees decline in road accidents and fatalities
The graph shows the number of road accidents and fatalities. PHOTO: MKKJR
The graph shows road accidents with multiple fatalities by gender. PHOTO: MKKJR