About 160 killed in road accidents in Yangon in first four months of 2021

A total of 333 car accidents happened in the Yangon region in the first four months of 2021, killing about 160 people, according to the Yangon Region Traffic Police Force.
Although motorbikes have been banned and prohibited in 33 townships administered by Yangon City Development Committee, people do not comply with the traffic rules. Therefore, the No.2 traffic police force (Yangon) has taken legal action against disobedient motorcyclists under Vehicle Safety and Motor Vehicle Management Law 2020 to follow the traffic rules and regulations and to reduce road accidents.
Deaths and injuries related to traffic accidents remain a major concern in Myanmar and they were mostly caused by human error – overspeeding, negligent driving and drowsy driving and others which include defective vehicles and severe weather. From January to April 2021, a total of 6,366 vehicles and 3,048 motorbikes were seized, according to the Yangon Region Traffic Police Force. — Aye Maung/GNLM

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