‘Overspeeding’ top road accident cause —Bohol PNP

In the first seven months this year, the Bohol Police Provincial Office (BPPO) already recorded 984 traffic-related incidents where human error comprises 84.86 percent.

The BPPO decided to come with the statistics to segregate cases of physical injury attributed to traffic-related incidents from those that involved personal attacks.

However, it was clarified that not all vehicular accidents resulted to physical injuries.


From July 1-20, alone, the BPPO already recorded 114 traffic-related incidents that comprised almost half of the 276 non-index crimes record.

From January until July 20, the BPPO recorded 835 incidents attributed to human error, 44 to vehicular condition, 82 to road condition, and 23 to environmental factors.

Overspeeding tops the human error blamed for the traffic-related incidents with 163 in the record.

Premature overtaking ranked next with 159 incidents attributed to it; followed by driving under the influence of liquor with 126.

Other cases of human error included those attributed to improper turns with 115 in the record; untrained driver, 101; aggressive driver, 69; hit pedestrian crossing, 38; driving in wrong lane, 30; drowsy driver, 22; loss of control, four; entering no-entry directions, three; street racing, two; not using seatbelt-one, sudden or quick stop, one; and driving under the influence of drugs, one.

Traffic incidents attributed to vehicle condition included those that involved design defect with 26 incidents; brake failure, 15; and tire blowouts, three.

Those attributed to road condition included those that involved road obstruction with 15 incidents; slippery roads, 15; tire blowouts, 12; night driving, 30; and no proper signage, 10.

Environmental factors included 19 cases that involved animal crossing and four cases that involved falling debris.

The traffic-related incidents recorded from January to July involved 928 motorcycle riders not wearing helmets, and 15 wearing helmets.

Of the incidents, 41 involved four-wheel vehicles.

Of those not wearing helmets, 54 were killed and 808 were only injured; while of those wearing helmets, none died and 15 were injured only.

The record also shows that Talibon topped the 10 areas with most number of traffic-related incidents with 67 cases.

Baclayon ranked next with 52 cases; followed by Loon with 50; Dauis, 49; Albur, 48; Bilar, 47; Corella, 33; Tagbilaran, 32; Ubay, 32; and Jagna, 32.


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