From the district-wise, the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) had the highest number of fatalities
owing to the ongoing military operation in the region.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, said: "The new bridges to be constructed in a number of vital locations are selected in the light of traffic studies based on a number of perimetres such as traffic intensity, number of accidents and fatalities
, maximum speed limit, number of lanes, population density on roadsides, distance to the nearest footbridge, location of bus stops, availability of markets and organisations, and locations witnessing high proportion of run-over accidents (Black Points).
Despite the large numbers of personnel and the categorical factors of risk, fatalities
in this sector, let alone Alaska, are rare.
states had significantly fewer workplace fatalities
last year: California had 385, while Florida had 234 and New York had 160.
According to official statistics, road fatalities
have reached about 7,000 a year -- several times higher than other high-income countries.
The number of alcohol-related road fatalities
decreased by 14 from the previous year to 256, the lowest since 1990, following the introduction of tougher punishments for drinking and driving.
Citing Internal Security Forces statistics, Charbel said the number of traffic accidents in 2011 was 4,447 with 508 fatalities
, while in 2012, though the number of accidents fell to 4,205, 559 fatalities
Alabama's high rate of auto accident fatalities
is surprising when contrasted with the state's 91.
Nationally, Texas and California saw the most workplace fatalities
with 421 and 326 respectively.
Beer has the strongest link to traffic fatalities
, then spirits, while wine has a negative impact on traffic fatalities
," said Bradley Rickard, assistant professor of economics and applied management at Cornell University.
In 2010, the number of traffic fatalities
was lower than the previous year, with 2,715 compared to 2009's 3,081.
A previous study showed that traffic fatalities
increased in the hours following the Super Bowl.