KARACHI – Road accidents have earned Pakistan a dubious distinction as the country has the worst road traffic accident rate in Asia.
Pakistan is first in terms of number of road accidents in Asia while ranked 48th in the world.
This was also revealed in the programme that at least 51,400 people were killed in 97,500 road accidents in the ten-year period from 2004 to 2013.
The high accident rate is often attributed to numerous U-turns and dangerous turns on the major roads. Experts are of the opinion that 35 percent of the road accidents are caused by the faulty designing of the roads.
Moreover, fast and reckless driving, poor road infrastructure and lack of safety precautions lead to a high number of motorbike accidents in big cities like Karachi.