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Road Traffic Situation 2006

Source: www.spf.gov.sg

Road Traffic Situation 2006

OVERVIEW
2006 saw an increase in the total number of injury and fatal accidents. There were also more people injured and killed on our roads.
The vehicle population in Singapore rose, in mid-year, from 742156 to 776571 in 2006.
Taking into consideration the rise in vehicle population, the number of fatal accidents per 10,000 vehicles in 2006 was 2.34, a slight increase from 2.31 in 2005. This is still lower than the 2.5 fatal accidents per 10, 000 vehicles in 2004.
The number of fatal accidents increased from 172 cases to 182 cases in 2006. The number of serious injury accidents1 increased from 71 to 94 cases in 2006. The number of slight injury accidents has also increased from 6,463 cases to 7,223 cases in 2006.

TABLE 1: NUMBER OF FATAL AND INJURY ACCIDENTS

 
2005
2006
Fatal Accident
172
182
Serious Accident
71
94
Slight Accident
6463
7223
TOTAL
6706
7499
The number of persons killed increased from 173 to 190 in 2006. The number of persons injured increased from 8,226 to 9,706 in 2006, of which 104 suffered serious injuries.

TABLE 2: NUMBER OF PERSONS KILLED AND INJURED IN ACCIDENTS

 
2005
2006
Killed
173
190
Seriously injured
88
104
Slightly injured
8138
9602
TOTAL
8399
9896
AREAS OF KEY CONCERN
Speeding
There was an overall increase in the number of speed-related accidents, from 1,445 to 1,657 cases in 2006, with the number of speed-related fatal accidents increasing by 15 cases, from 51 to 66. More than 1 in 3 of all fatal accidents were speed related.

TABLE 3: NUMBER OF SPEED RELATED ACCIDENTS

 
2005
2006
Fatal
51
66
Serious Injury
12
27
Slight Injury
1382
1564
TOTAL
1445
1657
Drink-Driving
There was an increase in the number of drink-driving related fatal and injury accidents in 2006.

TABLE 4: NUMBER OF DRINK-DRIVING ACCIDENTS

 
2005
2006
Fatal Accident
20
24
Serious Accident
8
8
Slight Injury
186
256
TOTAL
213
288
The number of persons killed in drink-driving related accidents also increased from 20 to 25. Similarly, the number of persons injured in such accidents increased from 223 to 336 in 2006. Of these, 10 suffered serious injuries.

TABLE 5: NUMBER OF PERSONS KILLED OR INJURED IN DRINK-DRIVING RELATED ACCIDENTS

 
2005
2006
Killed
20
25
Seriously Injured
8
10
Slightly Injured
215
326
TOTAL
243
361
The number of persons arrested for drink-driving increased by 80.

TABLE 6: NO. OF PERSONS ARRESTED FOR DRINK-DRIVING

 
2005
2006
Non-accident
3040
3150
Accident (includes Non-injury cases)
610
580
TOTAL
3650
3730
More.....
1. Refer to fractures, concussions, internal lesions crushing, severe cuts and lacerations, severe general shock requiring medical treatment and other serious lesions entailing detention in hospital and which cause a person to be during a minimum period of 7 days in severe bodily pain or unable to follow his ordinary pursuits.

Source: www.spf.gov.sg Media Release 30 Jan 2007

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