EDSA Takes Top Spot for the Most Road Accidents in 2019
With a total of 17,382 reported cases, according to the MMDA.
(SPOT.ph) Sometimes it feels like the only thing we can do about traffic in Metro Manila is to laugh (bitterly) about it, but the amount of time we lose to the city's roads—and the actual lives lost—are no joke.
A total of 121,771 road accidents, with 372 reported casualties, were recorded by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority in 2019. EDSA alone accounted for 17,382 cases, the most out of seven thoroughfares reported in the agency's annual Metro Manila Accident Reporting and Analysis System.
Five accident-prone areas along EDSA were cited in the report: Between Arnaiz Avenue and Ayala Avenue in Makati City; the intersections of Shaw Boulevard and Ortigas Avenue in Mandaluyong City; and between Aurora Boulevard and P. Tuazon Boulevard in Cubao, and between Timog Avenue and Kamias Road in Quezon City.
You may also want to take note of the other major roads in the report. Around 9,000 accidents were reported in C-5, while nearly 5,000 happened along Commonwealth Avenue up north. Roxas Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, Radial Road 10, and Marcos Highway also accounted for more than a thousand road accidents each.
Cars made up the biggest number of vehicles involved in road accidents with a total count of 118,522, based on another infographic by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
Motorcycles came next with more than 30,000 reported cases, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA); 212 fatalities were recorded—22 of which were pedestrians.
Meanwhile, a bill that will mark the third Sunday of every November as a "National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors, and their Families" has been pushed in the Senate.