crime - motor vehicle accidents

crime - motor vehicle accidents

The number of patients admitted to hospital due to transport accidents has decreased since the high level experienced in 2002.

85% of the cases reported in 2004 involved motorcycles. 38.5% of reported cases for 2004 were alcohol related and 77% of these cases involved 15 – 34 year olds with 9% of alcohol related cases resulting in death. Over 1500 new vehicles were registered in 2004, 72% being motorcycles.

Although the figures provided above represent only those whom are admitted to hospital, it is assumed that there are many minor accidents not needing medical attention and with an increasing number of vehicles on the main island it is thought that road goers are becoming more at risk of being in a motor vehicle accident.

Complete report: MFEM, Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update