More than 4,000 people were killed and 32,000 injured in Saudi Arabia as a result of more than 267,000 road accidents in year 2000, al-Watan newspaper reported in Riyadh on Wednesday.
The paper quoted an official statistics of the national committee for traffic safety showing an increment by 13 percent in death tolls in the year 2000 comparing to the year 1999.
During the year 2000 267,772 road accidents took place and resulted to 4,848 deaths and 32,361 injuries.
The report also shows that Mecca area has witnessed the highest number of accidents by 94,669 followed by Riyadh area with 80,067 accidents while the eastern region has witnessed 56,182 and Asir region 10,242.
According to the report the first cause for the accidents was over speeding which caused 106,670 accidents followed by violating traffic lights resulted to 36,042 accidents.
The most drivers involved in accidents those between 30-40 years old (15654 drivers) , 18-30 old (119124 drivers) and 40-50 ( 85901 drivers), said the report. (Albawaba.com)