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Fewer traffic accidents but more violations recorded in 2012

Published on Feb 1, 2013 11:35 AM
 

There were fewer road traffic accidents, including those involving fatalities, recorded last year despite the recent spotlight on serious cases of accidents here.

Statistics released this morning by the Traffic Police show that there was a total of 7,168 accidents on the roads last year, which was 9.6 per cent lower than the 7,926 cases recorded in 2011.

The number of fatalities also decreased from 195 to 169 or about 13 per cent over the same period.

The number of traffic violations, however, was up about 4 per cent, from 316,214 to 327,503 cases. This means that about 900 people commit traffic offences everyday here.

A traffic police officer films a man who was seen talking on his phone while driving along Sims Avenue on March 21, 2012. The driver was later issued a summons for the act. There were fewer road traffic accidents, including those involving fatalities, in 2012. The number of traffic violations, however, was up about 4 per cent. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
 
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