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Majority of road crash casualties nationwide are in Luzon, followed by Mindanao and the Visayas.

From 2006 to 2014, Luzon (excluding the National Capital Region) listed the highest number of casualties among the 3 major island groups, with nearly 50% of road crash deaths occurring here. In 2013, 49.9% of road crash deaths nationwide – or 17,557 people killed – were recorded in Luzon.

Meanwhile, the percentage of casualties in the National Capital Region (NCR) has been constantly decreasing since 2011. Road crash deaths in NCR comprised 7.2% of the total deaths nationwide in 2011, but this dropped to 4.69% in 2014.

A possible reason for why Luzon has the highest number of victims can be attributed to the population differences among the 3 island groups. More than half – 56.70% – of the Philippine population is in Luzon, while 19.49% and 23.79% are in the Visayas and Mindanao, respectively.

 

Read More: http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/road-safety/166151-road-crashes-philippines-awareness-safety?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral

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