Madang notes rise in traffic accidents

Madang Province has recorded an increase in traffic accidents each year, mainly due to drink driving.

Madang police officer-in-charge of traffic Frank Makora says in 2014, Madang recorded 142 accidents while in 2015, it increased to 152.

Just this year, from January up to March, Madang recorded a total of 10 accidents of which three were fatal, two serious and five minor.

Makora said the fatal one resulted in the loss of three lives while another two accidents resulted in passengers getting seriously injured and a car being damaged. All these happened in a short period of time along the North Coast road of Madang.

Makora added that the accidents were mainly caused by drink driving, increase in vehicles in the province, poor road conditions, increase in population and the road being too narrow.

He urged the drivers to concentrate and be careful when driving on the road.

Makora asked pedestrians and passengers to be careful and take extra precautions while walking along the road or getting on vehicles.

Reuben Tabel