Most of Oman's accidents in March happened at night
April 19, 2018 | 1:16 PM
by Times News Service
Photo: NCSI/Twitter

Muscat: There has been a 33.3 per cent drop in accident rate across the Sultanate from January to March, compared to the same period in 2017, according to figures released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).

Statistics from the authority also showed that 59 per cent of accidents in the month of March took place at night.

An ROP spokesman told the Times of Oman earlier this month that drivers are now more aware, thanks to increased policing and awareness campaigns across social media. ROP sends road safety messages across its social media platforms on a daily basis, to educate residents and keep them safe, since the Royal Oman Police (ROP) amended traffic rules earlier this year.

Also read: Full list of Oman's new traffic rules and laws in 2018

The new traffic law, which came into effect on March 1, has reduced the number of traffic violations, the ROP official said. The amendments to the new traffic law include strict new rules, which aim to reduce the number of accidents in the country and make the roads safer.

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