While there have been 1,989 accidents from January to June in 2017, the quantity stood at 1,236 in the identical interval this 12 months.
The ROP has stated that improper overtaking has been a trigger for highway accidents on many events. “Last year witnessed 131 such accidents caused by wrong overtaking,” the ROP stated.
It has suggested motorists to drive safely. “Drive carefully and overtake properly,” said the ROP.
Drop in accidents
This 12 months January noticed a big drop in accidents at 194 in comparison with 318 in the identical interval of final 12 months. February this 12 months witnessed 224 accidents as in opposition to 287 within the earlier 12 months.
March this 12 months noticed a drop to 179 from 290 in the identical interval of final 12 months whereas April noticed the largest drop in accidents – from 355 final 12 months to 200 this 12 months – a fall of 155.
In May this 12 months, the variety of accidents fell to 217 in comparison with 354 in the identical interval of final 12 months. Finally, June this 12 months noticed 222 accidents in comparison with 385 in the identical interval of final 12 months.
Less accident-related accidents this 12 months
As a results of fall within the variety of highway accidents, accidents too have come down. Figures from the National Centre for Statistics and Information present that the variety of accidents within the first six months of this 12 months stood at 1,441, down from 1,589 throughout the identical interval of final 12 months, a 9.31 per cent drop.
From January to June this 12 months, 1,018 Omanis and 423 expatriates had been injured, whereas 1,172 Omanis and 417 expatriates had been injured in the identical interval of final 12 months.
Slight fall in deaths
There had been a complete of 313 deaths together with 189 Omanis from accidents within the first six months of 2018, with June witnessing the utmost at 65.
January had 43, February 62, March 50, April 48 and May registered 45 deaths.
The first half of final 12 months noticed 314 deaths from accidents.
The variety of Omanis killed in June alone this 12 months noticed a 17.9 per cent bounce in comparison with June 2017, when 39 had been killed. It elevated to 46 this June.
However, there was a 52.5 per cent fall within the variety of expatriates killed in June this 12 months at 19 in comparison with 39 in the identical interval of final 12 months,
Muscat, South Batinah prime accident record
In June this 12 months, 19.four per cent of the accidents passed off every in Muscat and South Batinah, 14 per cent in North Batinah, 12.2 per cent in Dhofar and the remaining 35 per cent in different governorates.
The fee of accidents in Muscat has come down this 12 months in June because the capital metropolis registered 31.2 per cent of the overall accidents throughout the identical interval final 12 months. In June this 12 months, 61 per cent of the accidents passed off at night time throughout the nation.
Information Source: Muscat Daily