One death every 5 days on Bahrain roads
Manama, October 21, 2012
A fresh warning has gone out to motorists to obey traffic laws with the latest figures showing a person is killed on Bahrain's roads every five days.
A total of 56 people have died in accidents since the start of the year, compared to 45 throughout the whole of last year.
Bahrainis make up half of the death toll - 28 - followed by seven Pakistanis, five Indians, four Bangladeshis, four Nepalese and three Saudis.
An American, Jordanian and Egyptian have also died as a result of road accidents, while the nationalities of the other two victims remain unknown.
Traffic culture director Major Moosa Al Dossary said carelessness was a major factor in many fatal accidents.
"Whenever accidents or deaths take place, we immediately launch an investigation through forensic team to find the actual cause of death to ensure such incidents don't occur again," he said.
"We regularly analyse accidents to discover traffic behaviour and mistakes causing the accidents including excessive speed, failure to keep a distance between cars, wrong overtaking, carelessness, failure to give priority, mistakes committed by pedestrians, wrong crossing and many others.”
"We urge all the motorists and pedestrians to be extra cautious when they are on the road.”
"They all need to follow traffic rules and regulations for their own and others' safety.”
"They must check vehicles before driving and ensure the safety of tyres to protect themselves and others from traffic accidents.”
"Reduce the speed while passing schools and stick to traffic rules for the safety of students, parents and others." – TradeArabia News Service