So far this year over 1300 persons died due to road traffic accidents. During last 24 hour (July 22) 9 deaths and about 45 injuries have been reported due to road traffic accidents in Sri Lanka. Most of victims were motorcycle riders & pillion riders. 6 motorcycle riders & pillion riders were among deaths. Also 2 pedestrians died due to road accidents last 24-hour. According to Sri Lanka Police statistics about seven to eight people die each day due to accidents.

Increase in Road Traffic Accidents in Sri Lanka.
* A road accident in Sri Lanka every 10 minutes.
* Daily 8 Persons killed in Road Accidents.
* Every 3 days, Child dies of Road Accidents.
* Every 5 days, Person dies on Pedestrian Crossing.