Malaysia: Road Accidents Statistic 2000-2006

By some quick googling, I found some main road accidents statistic of Malaysia via these 2 reports: here and here.  Below here is the data from year 2000 to 2006:

Year     Population       Vehicle           Road            Road            Road
                                Registered     Accidents      Casualties     Deaths

2000    23263600    10598804     250429         50200         6035
2001    23795300    11302545     265175         50473         5849
2002    24526500    12068144     279711         49552         5891
2003    25048300    12868934     298653         52741         6286
2004    25580000    13828889     326815         54091         6228
2005    26130000    14816407     328264         47012         6200
2006    26640000    15790732     341252         35425         6287

By a quick look, number of road accidents and deaths increase steadily while road casualties (injured + death) fluctuates throughout year 2000 to 2006. However, in order to make the data such as road accidents or road deaths more meaningful and comparative, the data will be normalized against: a) Malaysia population for that year of occurence, b) Total number of vehicle registered. The normalization of these data is shown in the 2 graphs as below:

a) Normalization by population:

From the graph, the number of road accidents per 1000 population increase steadily from 10.8 cases in year 2000 to 12.8 cases, an 18.5% increase. On the other hand, the road casualties per 1000 pop. decreases from 2.16 casualties (2000) to 1.33 casualties (2006). The same downward trend is also seen on road deaths per 100 000 pop.: year 2000 recorded 25.9 road deaths for every 100 000 population and seeing a small decrease to 23.6 deaths per 100 000 pop. in year 2006. Although the road deaths is seeing a decrement over the years, it is also remindful to compare it to OECD countries like here: apparently the road deaths in Malaysia decreasing slowly, but it is not good enough. The closest country which has the same traffic accident fatalities like Malaysia is Greece, by the number 14.6 persons per 100 000 pop.

b) Normalization by vehicle registered:

An increment in overall population does not neccesarily mean there will be more vehicle ownership. However for Malaysia case, vehicle ownership (per 1000 pop.) increase steadily from 492 (2000) to 593 (2006): there are more and more people owning the vehicle. From the graph above, we are seeing the number of road accidents per 1000 vehicles decrease over the years: 56.9 accidents to 39.8 accidents per 1000 vehicle. By superficial look, I am tempted to say that an increase in road vehicle does not neccessarily increase the likelihood of more death caused by road accidents. Another side evidence also pointing into the same direction: the number of registered vehicle increase from 10.6 millions to 15.8 million (2000 to 2006, equivalent to 48.99%) while number of deaths shows small increment – 6035 to 6287 deaths in 206 (+4.18%).


  1. mohd na'imullah bin johari said,

    September 5, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    malaysian need improve the technolgy especially in automotive

  2. Angeline Shannan said,

    April 25, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    The Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board (CVLB), RTD, JPJ and Traffic Police should play their part in ensuring safety on our roads and highways. The CVLB has done nothing to enforce license requirements for public transport and has allowed road-unworthy buses to run, especially in Penang. Bus operators, including those operating express services are not compelled to have vehicles checked at regular intervals by PUSPAKOM. This contributes to the increase in the number of road accidents on our roads and causes much misery to the general public, especially the poor. Road safety should be seen in a wider context than simply accident prevention. We need to consider the wider effects of traffic accidents on the victims as well as their families and dependents. Being incapacitated in a road accident may mean losing one’s livelihood and being unable to support a family.

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    August 13, 2008 at 1:49 am

    I believe that the current road safety system in Malaysia is currently very poor. The death rate should not be this high, even for a developing country, and not only that, but whenever I’m on the highway, I would see an entire family on one motorcycle.

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    April 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    JPJ add more principal road.When the driver,drive own transports,they not alert on the road….Thank you..

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  11. seventh said,

    April 15, 2011 at 4:55 am

    actually, the government should do a thorough survey on the rate of the accidents in Malaysia. I don’t mean to sneer to Malaysia made cars,it just that the safety features are not enough to avoid the death. The car is very delicate. hope the government will think about increasing the quality of the cars..

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