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Thursday , 22 February 2024

Fatal road accidents increase in Malaysia

Malaysia saw an increase in the number of fatal road accidents in 2010. The number increased from 6745 deaths in 2009 to 6872 in 2010. Total road accidents also registered a jump from 397,330 in 2009 to 414,421 in 2010. To improve road safety and to try to decrease the number of road accidents, Malaysia recently launched the 21st Ops Sikap campaign on the Chinese New Year day. In a survey undertaken by the Malaysians Unite For Road Safety (MUFORS) community project, 61.6% respondents felt that human error was the most common cause of road accidents while only 15.6% of them held road conditions responsible.

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