Bandar Seri Begawan – mAccording to 2021 government data, the majority of people killed and injured in road accidents were men between the ages of 18 and 38.
Many of the road accidents involved beginners and inexperienced drivers, said Deputy Deputy Secretary of Transport and Communications. Hj Mohd Salihin Hj Aspar.
The latest road safety statistics were released at a press conference on Tuesday, stating that 16 people died on Brunei’s roads in 2021. This is an increase from 11 in the previous year.
However, the total number of road accidents has dropped to a minimum of 2,812 last year for the first time in 13 years. The number of road accidents in 2021 also showed a decrease of 29.6% compared to 2020.
Of the total number of traffic accidents, 343 were slightly or seriously injured.
As of April this year, seven fatalities and 315 road accidents were reported.
Hj Mohd Salihin is the National Road Safety Council (MKKJR) It turns out that the biggest cause of the accident was the driver’s failure to comply with traffic rules, such as giving a red light or not wearing a seatbelt.
He added that MKKJR will continue to improve road infrastructure, especially in areas where road accidents and hotspots occur.
Some of the road safety initiatives include the installation of road information boards Sultan Hj Omar’Ali Saifuddien Bridge (SHOAS) Build a bridge and install rumble strips and speed limit signs.
Deceleration signs are also installed in some accident hotspots.
He added that the council will also upgrade the road accident data enhancement and development (RADED) system to facilitate analysis and obtain accurate information for devising appropriate policies.
In 2021, the Royal Brunei Police (RBPF) recorded 18,495 road traffic violations as a result of 2,533 enforcement activities.
The top 5 traffic violations Vehicles with dark plastic or blinds attached, Illegal car modifications, failure to fasten seat belts, driving with an expired license, indiscriminate parking.