2,590 deaths from 2,481 accidents in past eleven months: NCRS

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  • reasons for increased accidents are overtaking, reckless driving, failure to follow road signs

 

image_1544439233-efb109bea6By Chaturanga Samarawickrama   

A total of 2,590 people were killed in 2,481 road accidents during the past eleven months, the National Council for Road Safety (NCRS) said.  

 

NCRS Chairman Dr. Sisira Kodagoda said accidents involving motorbikes and the number of pedestrian deaths had increased drastically with 1,011 people getting killed in accidents involving motorbikes, while 792 pedestrians were also killed.   


“The increase of such accidents can be attributed to incorrect overtaking, high speed driving and riding, failure to follow road signs and not adhering to road rules,” Dr. Kodagoda said.   


According to the report, an average of eight persons are killed, while nearly 20 become permanently disabled every day.      

 

 

According to the report, an average of eight persons are killed, while nearly 20 become permanently disabled every day

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