Thursday, December 27, 2007

Road deaths, injuries up despite safety measures

Despite the wave of new security masures like speed cameras etc, injuries and road deaths in Oman have been going up, according to an article published in Times of Oman...

"data released by the Directorate-General of Traffic, the Royal Oman Police (ROP), show 635 deaths on Oman roads in the first 10 months of 2007 compared to 566 in October last year, an increase of 12.2 per cent."

The report also added:

"During the period (January-October 2007) under review, the number of Omanis died on roads stood 9.8 per cent higher at 471 (382 men and 89 women), and the number of expatriates died stood at 19.7 per cent higher at 164 (148 men and 16 women).


Further, the number of people injured rose by 16.4 per cent to 6,742 in October 2007 compared to 5,792 in October in 2006. The number of Omanis injured increased by 18.1 per cent to 5,663 comprising 4,079 men and 1,584 women. The number of expatriates injured increased by 8.4 per cent to 1,079 comprising 925 men and 154 women."

However, the net number of road accidents has gone down:

"Statistics, however, show a 7.5 per cent fall in road accidents at 7,124 compared to 7,705 in October last year, thanks to the stringent government measures. "


The full article can be accessed by clicking on the title of this blog entry.

4 comments:

آمنة said...

So with this trick nobody will say you are copying from a news source?

hmmm...

Anonymous said...

To help put this in perspective, how many Omani's are in Oman, and how many expatriates. It'd be interesting to see the % weighting, whether Omani or expatriate drivers are more likely to have an accident.

Twister said...

Amina:

I have quoted the source and italicised the quoted text...and reference are present...this article contains statistical information which cannot be rephrased while maintaining neutrality as well...

I'll try my best to avoid it in the future...

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