Crash Statistics

Since 2000, nearly 10,000 men, women and children have lost their lives in crashes in Oman and more than 110,000 have been injured, many disabled for life. These are appalling statistics for a small, developing nation and the escalating trend threatens to undermine more than 40 years of nation-building and development. Oman is repeating the pattern experienced by rapidly motorising high-income countries in 1970s when death on the roads claimed 1 life in every 3000. The trend was reversed only when people including victims, media and public personalities began to react and to speak out against silent, passive acceptance of the carnage.

2011 witnessed a record toll with 1056 lives lost in road traffic crashes on Oman’s roads during the year; an average of 3 people killed and 30 injured every day of the week. This translates to one death for every 3000 inhabitants of Oman or 35 deaths per 100,000 population, almost double the global average of 19 per 100,000 and 7 times that of the UK and most of the developed world . And the tragic toll continues to mount. In the first 8 months of 2012, 740 lives were lost on Oman’s roads, a 14% increase over the same period last year. 56 people died in a 10-day holiday period at the end of Ramadhan alone. This included 2 crashes each of which resulted in 9 deaths, half of whom were small children or young people.

Annual Statistics Booklets

2012 2011
2010 2009
2008 2007
2006 2005