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Traffic accidents claim lives every 16 hours

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AMMAN — The Jordanian Traffic Administration reported on Monday that traffic accidents in Jordan claim one life every 16 hours. In a text message sent to many Jordanian citizens, they further highlighted that a traffic accident occurs roughly every 2 hours and 17 minutes in the country.اضافة اعلان

They went on to explain that approximately every 31 minutes, someone sustains injuries in these traffic incidents. Shockingly, over the last five years, Jordan has witnessed 2,826 fatalities resulting from such accidents.

According to the Supreme Council for Population, traffic accidents stand as the third leading cause of death in Jordan, following cardiovascular diseases and cancer, Amman Net reported.

The financial toll of these traffic accidents in Jordan reached approximately JD322 million in 2022, as per statistics from the Public Security Directorate.

Digging deeper into the data, the cumulative cost of traffic accidents over the past five years totaled JD1.6 billion, with specific figures for each year being JD313 million in 2018, JD324 million in 2019, JD296 million in 2020, JD320 million in 2021, and JD322 million in 2022.

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