Each year, road accidents resulted in a total of 1.24 million people lost their lives and injuries between 20 and 50 million people worldwide. Road accidents have been identified as the eighth leading cause of death and a leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 to 29 years. In an effort to address the issue of road accidents, the Government through the relevant agencies have been designing and implementing various interventions / road safety initiatives that include five elements: education (education), enforcement (enforcement), engineering (engineering), environmental (environment) and assessment (evaluation) (5E's).
Road Safety Plan 2014-2020
The Ministry of Transport has launched a Road Safety Plan 2014 - 2020 (PKJRM 2014-2020) in November 2014 in an effort to improve road safety in Malaysia on par with developed countries. The plan is a continuation of the Road Safety Plan 2006 - 2010 (PKJRM 2006-2010).
Index of Accidental Death Road
Index of road accident fatalities per 10,000 registered vehicles (Death Index) is one method that is globally accepted as a method of measuring the level of road safety for a country.