452 traffic accidents leave 230 dead, 564 hurt countrywide in January

In January, there were 452 accidents with 564 injuries and 230 deaths, according to the of Road Transport Administration Department.
According to the statistics, there were eight traffic accidents, 37 injuries and 10 deaths in Nay Pyi Taw, 14 traffic accidents, 22 injuries and 12 deaths in Kachin State. There were no traffic accidents in Kayah State, while five traffic accidents with five injuries and four deaths occurred in Kayin State and no traffic accidents in Chin State.
Meanwhile, there were four traffic accidents with two injuries and three deaths in Sagaing Region and 13 traffic accidents with 18 injuries and 11 deaths in Tanintharyi Region.
There were 42 traffic accidents, 50 injuries, and 24 deaths in Bago Region while 42 traffic accidents with 20 casualties and 56 injured in Magway Region.
Mandalay Region sees 61 traffic accidents, 94 injuries, and 32 deaths while Mon State occurs 30 traffic accidents, 54 injuries, and 12 deaths, while Rakhine State highlighted nine traffic accidents with 11 being wounded and four killed.
There were also 65 traffic accidents with 29 being dead and 63 wounded in Yangon Region, 45 traffic accidents, 42 injuries and 32 deaths in Shan State, and 74 traffic accidents, 97 injuries and 29 deaths in Ayeyawady Region.
There were also 13 traffic accidents, 13 injuries, and eight deaths that occurred on Highway Road, according to the Directorate of Road Transport.
The cause of accidental injuries worldwide is 22.8 per cent due to traffic accidents, 10.8 per cent due to violence, 18.1 per cent due to other causes, and 3.4 per cent due to war, so most of the wounded are caused by traffic accidents.
To reduce the number of traffic accidents, relevant township and district traffic control forces are cooperating at present.
If a driver violates the basic norms of driving, it will only increase the risk to the lives of the people riding in the vehicle.
The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3) have been set to reduce injuries and deaths on the roads. — TWA/KZL

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