First Ten Months of This Year 1,864 Deaths Reported in Road Accidents

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Transportation, road accidents claimed the lives of 1,864 people in last 10 months in Saudi Arabia.

The traffic authorities surveyed 13,276 accidents over the past ten months, ending October 31st.

A total of 145 people were killed last month, dropping by 15 percent compared with last September which witnessed 170 traffic fatalities.

Traffic accidents on highways caused the death of 426 people across Saudi Arabia.

The statistics, which have been compiled over the past ten months, revealed that traffic accidents had left 11,441 people wounded. The number of injured people soared to 959 last month, up from 903 in September.


Mohammed Ameen is an expatriate blogger who loves sharing his experiences of living and working in the Gulf countries.