Males make up bulk of road deaths

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June 11, 2016

Males in the prime of their lives continue to account for the greatest number of road traffic fatalities, data provided by the transport ministry has revealed.

Of the 167 persons killed in road crashes up to yesterday, 62 are males between the ages of 20 and 39.

In fact, the age group 20 to 24 have so far accounted for 30 deaths since the start of the year. Another 25 males, whose ages are unknown, died in road crashes, while 17 males in the 25 to 29 age group met their demise in crashes.

Males have accounted for 88 per cent of persons killed in road crashes and females account for 12 per cent of fatalities since the beginning of the year.

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