During last 24 hour (August 15) 10 deaths have been reported due to road traffic accidents in Sri Lanka. Most of victims were motorcycle riders & pillion riders. 9 motorcycle riders & pillion riders were among deaths. Also 1 three-wheeler passenger died due to road accident last 24-hour.
According to Sri Lanka Police statistics about seven to eight people die each day due to accidents. The total number of vehicles registered in the country recorded as 8.3 million and out that 60% listed as Motorcycles. In 2017 Sri Lanka’s motor vehicle population was 7.2 million. So far this year about 1500 persons died due to road traffic 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.