road accidents

Drink driving, speeding cause of road accidents in Gulf

The concern raised this week by Senior Sergeant Thomas Akasiki of Kerema Police Station comes as a result of more than 50 cases of road accidents reported so far a year after the Kerema-Malalaua road was opened last year.

He described the road having many corners and drivers ignoring the road signs and driving carelessly without consideration for the passengers they carry.

Akasiki also said despite efforts by the police and traffic officers in the province to curb the issue, there are still a number of cases reported each month.

Country with the highest number of accidents

25,189 accidents were recorded between 1992 and 2002 in Papua New Guinea.

The National Road Safety Authority CEO, Nelson Terema, revealed this today during the launching of Puma Energy’s one week road safety campaign, held a few kilometres away from Port Moresby.

Terema said the 10-year statistics was for year ending 2002, and expects an increase in the last four years.

He added that motor vehicle injuries total 2,189, from 25,189 accidents recorded.