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Road Safety: Facts & Figures. Oman 1999-2004 Source: Royal Oman Police. 9,460 accidents in 2004 with 4,68,412 vehicles on the road. 637 fatalities in 2004, 59 more than in 2003. Note: several countries in the world have higher rates. Findings :

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Road Safety: Facts & Figures

Oman 1999-2004Source: Royal Oman Police


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9,460 accidents in 2004 with 4,68,412 vehicles on the road


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637 fatalities in 2004, 59 more than in 2003


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Note: several countries in the world have higher rates.


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  • Findings :

  • The number of fatalities on the roads of Oman is a factor 4 higher than the best countries in the world.

  • The number of vehicles on the roads is still rising rapidly (8%/year)

  • The number of road accidents increased over 2000/01 but the number of fatalities was lower than the previous years.


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Speeding: the number one offence on the roads


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  • Findings :

  • Rollovers are real killers: the fatality rate for rollovers is a factor 4 higher than for collision.

  • Accidents with pedestrians have a higher risk of fatality: the pedestrian is NOT protected.


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Speed is the number one cause of accidents!


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20-25% of fatalities are pedestrians !

Fatality rate for pedestrian is higher than driver/passenger


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Man have more accidents and injuries than woman.


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Wednesday/Thursday see more accidents.


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  • Findings:

  • Muscat and Batina are the regions with most traffic and most incidents.

  • The fatality rate in the area’s outside Muscat is much higher, especially Batina and Dakhaliah. Probably because the speeds are higher on these roads with less traffic.


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Horrendous accidents with the worst one: 46 death (2002)


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