MMDA reports an all-time high of 121,771 road accidents in 2019

Resulting in 394 recorded fatalities throughout the year
by Leandre Grecia | Feb 24, 2020
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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has already released the full Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System (MMARAS) annual report for 2019, so it’s time to see how much safer or more dangerous the roads in the metro have become over the past year.

In 2018, a total of 116,906 incidents were reported, representing an increase of 6.25% from the year prior. In 2019, the total of reported incidents rose to 121,771, representing a year-on-year increase of 4.16%. On average, there were 334 reported accidents per day, with one resulting in fatality, 56 being non-fatal, and 276 leading to damages to property.

For the whole of 2019, 372 incidents with fatalities were tallied—down from 383 in the previous year. But as in 2018, there were still 394 recorded deaths from these incidents with fatalities. Meanwhile, there were 20,466 non-fatal accidents, and 100,933 road mishaps that incurred damages to property.

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Cars and motorcycles had the highest involvement in last year’s reported road incidents, accounting for 118,552 and 35,006 involved vehicles, respectively. There were more motorcycle-related deaths, however, with 234 reported fatalities. You can refer to the list below for a better look:

Vehicles involved

Resulting fatalities
Private cars 118,522 80
Motorcycles 35,006 234
Vans 24,959 37
Trucks 18,667 98
Buses 10,841 25
PUJs 10,296 40

Meanwhile, the most accident-prone thoroughfare was EDSA with 17,382 recorded incidents, followed by C5 (8,735) and Commonwealth Avenue (4,998). Among the three, however, C5 remains the deadliest road in Metro Manila with 31 reported fatalities.

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If you want to see the numbers for yourself, you can click here. What’s your take on the MMDA’s statistics? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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