While the lower death rate is welcome news, the raft of safety measures rolled out by authorities in recent years has failed to stem the rising number of serious injuries suffered in traffic accidents.
Some 24 people died in vehicle collisions in October, new figures from the Ministry of Development, Planning and Statistics show. That’s double the number of fatalities recorded in September and the highest figure since April, when 29 people perished on Qatar’s roads.
The research considers the overall cost of accidents on the country's roads, including the cost of emergency and ongoing care for the injured, the value of damaged property, and any resulting insurance and legal costs.
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