Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 28 April 2014:
The Ministry of Interior reported that 738 people died in Libya in the first quarter of . . .[restrict]2014 as a result of traffic related incidents. There were also a further 1,375 traffic casualties caused by a total of 1,531 traffic incidents.
The Ministry of Interior also reports that 2,333 vehicles were affected by these traffic incidents leading to damage worth LD 5,081,500.
Meanwhile, the Libyan authorities registered 91,571 vehicles and issued 25,556 licences in the first quarter of 2014.
|1||Number of traffic incidents||
|2||Number of traffic related deaths||
|3||Number of traffic casualties||
|4||Number of vehicles affected by traffic incidents||
|5||Monetary value of damage caused by traffic accidents||
|6||Financial income received resulting from traffic accidents||
|7||Number of registered vehicles||
|8||Number of licences granted||
Source: Ministry of Interior
The first quarter road fatalities of 738 for 2014 seem to suggest that the annual rate could be down on the 2013 figure. Last year, the Ministry of Interior reported 3,606 traffic fatalities – up a staggering 32 percent on 2012 (2,728).
The 2013 figures give Libya a road traffic fatality rate of 60.1 fatalities per 100,000 population (on a population of six million), the highest figure of any country in the world. [/restrict]