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Posted On: 16 February 2020 05:24 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:21 pm

Number of road accident deaths on the decrease in Qatar

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Brigadier Ibrahim Saad Al Sulaiti, Head of the Statistical Analysis Office in the Office of His Excellency the Minister of Interior, presented the road traffic statistics for the year 2019 which showed remarkable progress in road safety, according to the MOI Qatar.

The road traffic statistics released by General Directorate of Traffic on 16 February 2020, at a press conference held by the Directorate, shows a significant decrease in traffic fatalities and injuries compared with the previous year.

Brigadier Al Sulaiti highlighted that there was 31.3% decline in the number of road accidents death during the last 10 years whereas the ration of deaths per 100,000 inhabitants decreased by 60.7% during the period.

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Out of these 70 (45.5%) were drivers, 40 (26%) passengers and 44 (28.6%) pedestrians with a decline of 4.3% in the number of pedestrian deaths.

The number of road accident deaths in 2019 was 154 which shows a decline of 8.3% compared to 2018.

The statistics presented today shows that Qatar has recorded an accident mortality rate of 4.4 deaths per 100,000 population, which is 10.2% less compared to the last year and 75.8% below the world average of 18.2 deaths.

97% of accidents recorded in 2019 were minor accidents without any injuries while accidents with serious injuries were 0.3% and fatal accidents were 0.1% of total road accidents in the country.

Irrespective of 4.3% increase in the number of vehicles and 5.5% in the number of driver's license holders, the overall number of road accidents in the country declined by 2.8% in 2019 while fatal accidents were less by 13%.

Speaking at the conference, Major General Mohamed Saad Al Kharji, Director General of Traffic thanked all the stakeholders for their great efforts in achieving these remarkable results and wished to continue this progress in the coming years.

Image credit: MOI Qatar