Taliban’s Traffic Directorate announced that 700 people, have been killed and more than 1,000 others have been injured, in traffic accidents over the past eight months in Afghanistan.
The Directorate added that passenger vehicles have been the main cause of traffic accidents.
However, the traffic directorate stressed that traffic incidents have decreased by five percent as compared to last year.
Based on the statistics of the traffic directorate, in the last eight months, about 1,600 traffic incidents have been recorded in Afghanistan, as a result of which 700 people, including 72 women and 182 children, have died.
Lack of standard roads, high speed, and careless driving have been the main reasons for traffic incidents in Afghanistan.
On Monday, the United Nations announced on the International Day of Remembrance of the victims of road accidents that more than 1.3 million people die in traffic accidents in the world every year.