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C-5 Is the Deadliest Road in Metro Manila, According to MMDA

For the third consecutive year.
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The MMDA has just released its latest Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System. For the third consecutive year, according to the report, C-5 continues to be the deadliest road for motorists with 31 fatalities recorded in 2019.

The annual report was created by the MMDA's Road Safety Unit along with the Philippine National Police in 2005. It details a database of accidents classified into fatal, non-fatal injury, as well as damage to property.

C-5 had the most fatalities in 2019. Most of the deaths in the 32.5-kilometer road occurred in Quezon City. As far as damage to property goes, however, EDSA topped the list with 15,917 recorded cases compared to C-5's 7,568. See the full summary statistics of Metro Manila's major roads below.

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Pateros, on the other hand, had the lowest number of reported road crashes for 2019. The MMDA points to five different reasons why the municipality had less accidents such as "smaller land area, lesser arterial roads, no central business district, fewer volume of road users, and more manageable traffic direction and control."

In total, Metro Manila had 394 road deaths in 2019. 2018 had the same number of recorded cases, which the MMDA takes to mean that its traffic engineering programs have been effective.

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