Drink driving lowest cause of road deaths, say police | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)

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Between 2011 and July 2021

According to the police, other road behaviour which resulted in deaths were overtaking (6,560); collisions due to not noticing a head-on obstruction such as a vehicle, object or animal (6,336); U-turns (2,570), driving against the flow of traffic (1,731); beating traffic lights (1,398); and falling asleep on the wheel (1,305).

Drink driving? 69 deaths.

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FMT Reporters

– April 16, 2022 3:02 PM

PETALING JAYA: Only 69 deaths on Malaysian roads were attributed to accidents involving those who were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, between 2011 and July 2021, according to a police study.

It is said to be the lowest cause of death from the thousands of fatal road accidents over the 10-year period.

According to the statistical report from the police, accidents involving single vehicles were the highest contributors to road fatalities.

The police said a total of 19,570 deaths were caused by single-vehicle accidents over the 10-year period.

By definition, single-vehicle accidents involve just one car, lorry, motorcycle, or other types of motor vehicle. However, the police study did not provide a breakdown based on the type of vehicles involved.

The study further showed that negligent driving while exiting or coming into a junction recorded the second-highest number with 6,590 deaths.

According to the police, other road behaviour which resulted in deaths were overtaking (6,560); collisions due to not noticing a head-on obstruction such as a vehicle, object or animal (6,336); U-turns (2,570), driving against the flow of traffic (1,731); beating traffic lights (1,398); and falling asleep on the wheel (1,305).

During the same period, a total of 1,990 pedestrians were also killed due to negligence.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/04/16/drink-driving-lowest-cause-of-death-say-police/

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