In the year 2013 twelve people were killed in road traffic accidents, the Ministry of Transport and Communication has revealed.
Speaking to media, Minister Ameen Ibrahim said that action was taken against 25,000 people for various traffic violations. He said that this is an indication that the number of people breaking traffic rules are increasing.
The minister went on to announce that the ministry would begin a one-year awareness campaign tomorrow.
The campaign will focus on identifying and implementing immediate steps that can be taken to improve road safety.
According to Maldives Police Service 189 cases of traffic accidents were reported in January 2014.