For the third year running, C5 is Metro Manila’s deadliest road

According to the MMDA
by Paolo Chua for Esquiremag.ph | Feb 26, 2020
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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has just released its latest Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System report for 2019. For the third consecutive year, according to the report, C5 continues to be the deadliest road for motorists with 31 fatalities recorded last year.

The annual report was created by the MMDA’s Road Safety Unit along with the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2005. It details a database of accidents classified into fatal and non-fatal injuries, as well as damage to property.

C5 had the most fatalities in 2019. Most of the deaths on the 32.5km road occurred in Quezon City. As far as damage to property goes, however, EDSA topped the list with 15,917 recorded cases compared with C5’s 7,568. See the full summary statistics of Metro Manila’s major roads below:

Summary of statistics of the 16 major roads
No. Major roads Damage to property Fatal Non-fatal injury Grand total
1 EDSA 15,917 19 1,446 17,382
2 Commonwealth 3,998 23 977 4,998
3 C5 Road 7,568 31 1,136 8,735
4 Roxas Blvd. 2,269 7 461 2,737
5 Quezon Ave. 2,288 7 340 2,635
6 Marcos Highway 1,131 2 188 1,321
7 Radical Road 10 1,189 13 187 1,389
8 Ortigas Ave. 2,609 3 310 2,922
9 Ramon Magsaysay Blvd. - Aurora Blvd. 2,031 3 370 2,404
10 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. - Espana Blvd. 784 3 217 1004
11 Rizal Ave. 389 3 135 527
12 Taft Ave. 964 1 136 1101
13 Mindanao Ave. 2,598 7 291 2,896
14 McArthur Highway 575 10 297 882
15 Quirino Ave. (Manila City) 1,002 1 124 1,127
16 South Super Highway 1,154 2 137 1,293

Pateros, meanwhile, had the lowest number of reported road crashes for 2019. The MMDA points to five different reasons for this, such as “smaller land area, lesser arterial roads, no central business district, the fewer volume of road users, and more manageable traffic direction and control.”

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In total, Metro Manila had 394 road deaths in 2019. The same number of fatalities was recorded for 2018, which the MMDA takes to mean that its traffic engineering programs have been effective.

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