Sunday 21 November 2021
I wrote – Maha Salah El-Din:
On the International Day of Road Accident Victims, launched by the United Nations in 2005, on November 21 of each year, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics – a few days ago – launched its annual publication, entitled “Results of Road and Train Accidents for the Year 2020”.
In contrast to the basic indicators that indicate a decrease in the number of road accident victims to a third, at a rate of 28.9% from 2019, it indicated that the last 5 years – from 2016: 2020 – were about a third of the injuries and victims of road accidents in Egypt from the passengers of the crashed car, and a quarter of them of pedestrians, and about a fifth of them are drivers.
Over the past 5 years, 34 out of every 100 road accident injuries were motor vehicle passengers, 25 were pedestrians, 17 were drivers, and the bottom passenger outside the existing crashed vehicle was about 2 out of every 100 casualties.
This indicates the need to increase safety factors inside cars, and the commitment of passengers to ensure their security and safety while riding in cars, even if they are not the ones driving them.