Leading Causes of Road Accidents in the Philippines

On my way to work this morning, we were slowed down by traffic caused by yet another car accident. This time it involved a car and a pick-up truck. I am glad nobody was hurt, but I felt sad because the car was brand new and the pick-up had nice truck accessories. And more importantly, the accident could have been prevented had either one been more patient and more cognizant of traffic rules.

Which made me think about the leading causes of road accidents here in the country. I got the figures from Yahoo Answers:

Cause –  Number / Frequency (%)

  1. Driver Error – 4,222 / 25.72
  2. Speeding – 2,908 / 17.71
  3. Mechanical Defects – 2,003 / 12.20
  4. Overtaking – 2,042 / 12.44
  5. Turning – 1,543 / 9.40
  6. Overloading – 1,174 / 7.15
  7. Self Accidents – 806 / 4.91
  8. Road Defects – 783 / 4.77
  9. Hit and Run – 673 / 4.10
  10. Others – 123 / 0.75
  11. Drunk Driving – 94 / 0.57
  12. Using Cellular Phones – 47 / 0.29

Be safe everyone!

  • Vimalyn_sanchez30

    GOOD!!!!!!! NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Millions of accidents occur every year. So proper precautions should be taken during driving to avoid accident. If you have been injured in an accident due to negligence of another person, you may be entitle to get compensation.

  • Prince Rayn

    it’s nice enough, but could you provide another reference other than yahoo answers? It kinda renders your statement invalid for referential purposes.