The New Year traffic continued its deadly trend despite intensified official efforts to put a lid on the number of accidents. According to official reports, the seven-day period over the New Year from Dec 27 last year to Wednesday saw 3,176 accidents, 83 more than last year.
The number of deaths was reported at 365, 29 over last year, and the number of injured at 3,329, 46 fewer than last year.
As usual, motorcyclists made up the largest group involved in the accidents while drink driving and speeding were reported to be the two leading causes.
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