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Deadly digits: Road accidents in the Metro

 

There have been a total of 11 road accidents supposedly caused by driving under the influence of alcohol as of July this year, six of which led to injuries, while the remaining five resulted in damage to property, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS).

 

The same report also noted that there were a total of 64 road accidents last year, of which 35 accidents led to injuries and 29 accidents resulted in damage to property.

 

From 2005 to 2012, the MMDA recorded over 400 road accidents which involved alcohol. Of these, five percent or 21 accidents led to fatalities.

 

According to the MMDA, the figures on record are based on the police blotter, which contained only raw details, some of which lacked accident causes. For instance, during the first seven months of 2014, 99 percent (23,042) of the total 23,189 road accidents recorded had no reported causes. About 100 of these accidents resulted in deaths.

 

Number of road accidents caused by driving under the influence of alcohol in the metro (2005-July 2014):

 

Year                          Accidents

2005                              45

2006                              14

2007                              21

2008                               9

2009                               9

2010                              59

2011                             146

2012                            100

2013                              64

2014 (as of July)          11

Total                            478

 

Source: MMDA

 

Compiled by Kathleen deVilla, Inquirer Research