During 2002 Traffic incidents increase [Archives:2003/07/Local News]

February 17 2003

Official sources confirmed that 2002 witnessed horrible traffic incidents compared to previous years.
Azaman, a London based newspaper, indicated that statistics issued by the General Traffic Authority show that car crashes reached 4,749.
These resulted in the deaths of around 270 people.
More than 1,592 others have been injured.
The official statistics indicated further that the main reasons behind the traffic incidents can be attributed to speeding, reckless driving and narrow roads.
On the other hand, the number of suicide cases in Yemen reached 519 during 2001 and 2002.
Sana’a and Aden ranked the first of committing suicides.
Youths in particular have been falling prey to this phenomenon.