1,242 food delivery rider accidents from 2018 to May 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: There were 1,242 accidents involving food delivery drivers (p-hailing drivers) reported from 2018 to May this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.

According to the Transport Ministry, the figure consists of 1,048 light injuries, 82 serious injuries and 112 deaths involving p-hailing drivers.

It said in a written reply dated July 19, that it has various advocacy and safety campaigns to educate drivers on the need to carry out their delivery jobs safely.

The ministry also revealed findings from a study on p-hailing drivers' behaviours through CCTV recordings at the Transport Information System (ITIS) on 11 major roads in KL involving 16,308 drivers.

"It was found that 62% of riders stop at the pedestrian walkway. 14% of them were using their phones and were beating red lights, 7% made illegal u-turns and 3% of them drove against the traffic," it said.

The ministry was responding to V. Sivakumar (PH-Batu Gajah), who asked about the number of deaths and accidents involving p-hailing drivers from 2018 till June this year.

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