RIYADH — Following up on the outcome of the curfew measures taken by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to slow the spread of the new Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), a statistic prepared by Najm for Insurance Services has shown a decrease in the percentage of traffic accidents on all the Kingdom’s roads.
This notable result came as the Kingdom began to enforce a set of precautionary actions to confront COVID-19, mainly the curfew and social distancing measures aiming to ensure the safety of citizens and residents.
According to the said statistics, the number of traffic accidents attended by Najm saw a significant drop, logging 59% drop during March, with the lowest number of accidents recorded after the adoption of the curfew between March 23 and March 31, 2020.
The statistics showed that the compliance of major institutions from the public and private sectors, notably schools and universities, to curfews, and telecommuting have contributed to reducing traffic congestion and significantly reduced the number of accidents.
The cancelation of all events and activities that were scheduled during this period had been an additional factor contributing to the drop.
On a similar note, Najm lauded the widespread acclamation and use of its digital application recently, after the platform confirmed its effectiveness in the immediate reporting of the accident and the notification of the inspector, and the latter's arrival at the accident site in 25% less time compared to the call center’s response.
Najm called on community members of all ages to continue to commit to the curfew and stay home, limiting their outings to extremely essential activities, as this is the best way to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the best hope to restore the normal life cycle in the near future.
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