KUALA LUMPUR: It’s not just the reduction in air and river pollution; the movement control order (MCO) has also brought about fewer road accidents.
The number of road accidents has dropped by almost 70% nationwide since the implementation of the first phase of the MCO, which came into force on March 18.
Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Azisman Alias said there were 10,382 accidents recorded between March 18 and April 14, with 130 of these involving 145 deaths.
“An average of 370 accidents were recorded daily during the first and second phase of the MCO. The trend shows a decline of almost 70%.
“Before the MCO, police recorded 1,500 cases daily with 16 to 17 deaths. With the enforcement of MCO, the current trend of road fatalities has dropped to between four and five cases daily, ” he said in a press conference here yesterday.
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