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MOT register 55 million road trips in April

 

 

- Jeddah-Makkah (Al-Harmain) road registered 2.6 million trips.

- The Traffic Monitoring Units increase to 214 units up to end of April 2018.

- More than 100,000 vehicles entered Riyadh from Al-Qassim road per day, and 31,000 vehicles entered Makkah from Jeddah road.

- Riyadh - Bishah road is the highest in exceeding the speed limit by 45%.

- The total accidents injuries number decreased to 907 during April 2018.

 

 

The Ministry of Transport posted the total number of trips on the Kingdom's roads during April which was 55 million, compared with the last March which was 56 million trips which means a decrease by 1.8%.

 

The MOT monthly report articulated around three main axes: estimating the service levels on freeway links, the daily traffic report and the traffic accident report. This report comes as part of the Ministry efforts to improve the Kingdom's road network performance, according to its goal to achieving the best operating, and improving the safety and reducing the accidents.

 

Jeddah-Makkah (Al-Harmain) road is the highest number of trips

As for the report of estimating the service levels on road connections, two methods were used through April 2018 traffic data. First, estimating the service levels for the highest traffic jam on the freeway link based on the size and density. Were Jeddah-Makkah (Al-Harmain) road came in the forefront with 2.6 million trips, followed by Makkah - Jeddah road with 1.7 million trips then Dhahran - Jubail road with 1.5 million trips. Second, estimating the service levels for the highest traffic jam on the freeway link based on the average speed. Were Makkah - Jeddah road with a total of 2,736,701 vehicles, followed by Abu Hadriyyah - Bahrain road 1,123,860 vehicles and Dammam - Riyadh 846,551 vehicles.

 

Increase the traffic monitoring unit to 214 units during April

According to the report, the Ministry activate 214 Traffic Monitoring Units during April 2018 compared to last April which was 138 units. Where two units have been installed on Hafar Al-Batin - Rafha road No. 85 in Northern Borders and Rafha - Linah - Samudah road No. 6262 also in Northern Borders.

 

Riyadh entrance from Al-Qassim road the highest in traffic average

The report pointed out that more than 100,000 vehicles enter Riyadh from Al-Qassim road, 61,749 vehicles from Jeddah road and 59,093 vehicles from Al Kharj road. As for Makkah entrance: 31,000 vehicles Makkah from Jeddah road,15,967 vehicles from Taif road and 5,137 vehicles from Al-Sail road.

 

 

 

 

 

Riyadh - Bishah road is the highest in exceeding the speed limit by 45%

The monthly report stated that the speed of cars exceeded 140 km / h and the trucks exceeded 100 km / h. Where Riyadh - Bilhah road came in the forefront by 45%, then Najran - Al-Slail road by 43%, and Al-Howtat - Al-Aflaj by 39%.

The report also showed the highest roads in exceed the trucks the speed limit, where Riyadh - Al-Hofuf road by 87%, and Ad-Darb - Al-Qunfuthah road by 83% then Riyadh - Taif road by 65%.

 

The highest traffic average was on the bridge that located in Al- Dwan Tunnel by more than 25,000 vehicles per day than the Exit No. 8 bridge to the airport road also by more than 25,000 vehicles per day. The traffic average on Al-Oyun - Al-Uqair road exceeded 720 vehicles per day during April 2018.

 

The accidents number reduced during April

According to the monthly traffic accidents report for April 2018 that based on the received data from the MOT branches in all the Kingdom regions, found that the accidents injuries number decreased to 907 during April 2018, compared with the last March which was 976.

 

In addition to the Saher system, the comprehensive traffic accidents report was adopted to linking these accidents with the traffic monitoring units and locate them according to the Kilometric signs.

This program provided accurate statistics and important information when discussing the roads improvement or duplication requests also in discussing the development. Also Improving safety standards and enhance road safety.

 

The MOT provided an open data on the traffic, the services, and the accidents through its website https://www.mot.gov.sa/

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Last updated: 1/13/2019 4:02 PM

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