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Crashes drop

  • City road incidents decrease by 37% in Q1


THE CITY Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) reported a significant decrease in road crashes during the first quarter of 2024 compared to the same period in 2023.

According to TEU data, road crash incidents plummeted by 37%, translating to 966 incidents in the first three months of this year compared to 1,525 in 2023.

Meanwhile, the unit also noted a 30% decrease in the number of vehicles involved in crashes, dropping from 2,692 in 2023 to 1,892 in 2024.

TEU chief Lt. Col. Dexter Domingo attributed this improvement to their effective enforcement efforts and continued awareness campaigns.

Accident breakdown

Most crashes resulted in property damage (86%) while minor physical injuries occurred in 11% of incidents. Meanwhile, serious physical injuries were reported in 2% of crashes, and fatalities accounted for 1% of incidents.

For vehicle type involved, private vehicles were the most frequent participants (38%), while motorcycles accounted for 17% of crashes, and trucks were a factor in 10% of incidents.

As to the occurrence time, most crashes occurred between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (16%), which was attributed to the afternoon rush hour, while incidents from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. comprised 13%.

The least frequent time slot was from midnight to 2 a.m. (2%).

On “High-Risk Areas,” the TEU said Carlos P. Garcia Highway saw the most accidents (24%) with MacArthur Highway trailing behind at 15%. Other high-risk areas include Sasa (10%), Tibungco (9%), and Bunawan (8%).

TEU continues to conduct daily operations focusing on speed limit enforcement, road clearing, and public awareness campaigns through social media collaboration with station commanders.



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