Fifteen persons were killed and 130 injured in 63 traffic accidents on the Yangon-Mandalay Highway in the month of October, according to a report issued by the Highway Police.
Most of the traffic accidents occurred because of traffic law violations, including reckless driving, and poor traffic awareness among the people. Therefore, traffic education talks are required to reduce traffic accidents on the highway and assist in increasing the livelihoods of residents, according to officials.
Between January and September, there were 386 traffic accidents on the Yangon-Mandalay highway, Myanmar’s busiest highway. The mishaps left 74 persons dead and 736 injured.
To make sure the people obey traffic laws and test the hardiness of vehicles, officials from the concerned departments have the responsibility of launching awareness campaigns to bring down the number of accidents in Myanmar. — Kyaw Kyaw (Mahlaing)
(Translated by La Wonn)