Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Children as Roadkill
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Children as Roadkill

Leading Bali Doctor Says Traffic Accidents Is Bali’s Leading Public Health Problem


Bali News: Children as Roadkill
Click Image to Enlarge

(9/2/2012)

Bali Daily (The Jakarta Post) quotes Dr. Tjakra Wibawa Manuaba of the medical faculty at Bali’s Udayana University citing traffic accidents as the island’s number one public health issue.

Said Dr. Manuaba: “People might consider cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and even contagious diseases like rabies as the most incurable and deadly diseases for the Balinese people. For me, traffic accidents are now the biggest killer.”

Concerned at the growing number of accident and resulting casualties that disproportionately affect young people, Manuaba regrets the resulting widespread physical, financial and psychological consequences for Bali and its people.

While the Indonesian Cancer Foundation blames cancer for numerous deaths, Manuaba, who is himself an oncologist, retorts: 

“Cancer and cardiovascular diseases are actually treatable if the sufferer receives early medical treatment and leads a healthy life.”

Bali police estimate that 700 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2011, a total that does not include people who died in hospital or later as the result of injuries sustained on Bali’s roadways. In the same year, 759 sustained serious injuries while 1,591 suffered minor injuries.

Traffic injuries and deaths are most prevalent among people aged 16-30 years of age. The Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar claims its treats 150 people every day involved in traffic mishaps on the island’s roads

Manuaba continued: “This [traffic accidents] is the most crucial public health issue that must be addressed in a comprehensive way. It is mostly caused by lack of discipline, human error and public ignorance on the dangers of driving recklessly . . . Poor road facilities, unclear traffic signs and weak law enforcement also contribute to serious traffic accidents.”

The Doctor slammed the failure of the police, families and schools to educate young people on road safety. He also cited the tendency for parent to ignore the law and to purchase motorcycles for their children who are unlicensed and too young to legally operate a motor vehicle.

He said 80% of the accidents in Bali involve motorcycles.

Related Articles

[Kids Behind the Wheel]

[Spare the Hot Rod; Save the Child]

[Editorial: The Parent Trap]


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Saved from the Satay Grill
Bali Water Police Rescue 51 Endangered Green Turtles
(11/21/2014)
Man of the People
President Joko Widodo Flies Economy to Attend Son’s Graduation in Singapore
(11/21/2014)
A Dozen Years for Homicide
19 Year-Old Male Prostitute who Killed American Paul Latourell Sentenced to 12 Years Prison
(11/21/2014)
Fire in Ubud
Massive Fire Destroys Clear Café and Five Nearby Homes in Ubud, Bali
(11/21/2014)
Gone, Fishing
High School Boy Drowns While Fishing at Serangan Island in Bali
(11/21/2014)
Poste Restante for Pick Up in 5-20 Years
Bali Customs and Police Arrest Local Woman for Receiving Narcotics by Parcel Post
(11/21/2014)
In the Event of an Actual Emergency
Bali Airport Bombed, Burnt and Crashed Into in the Course of a Single Day’s Safety Drill Simulation
(11/22/2014)
Become a Rock ‘N Roll King
Bali Hard Rock Hotel Rolls Out Venues and Services for their VIP ‘Rock Royalty’
(11/22/2014)
The Ferry Godfather
Ferry Tariffs Increase Between East Java and Bali
(11/21/2014)
Sanur Welcomes the Fairmont Sanur Beach Resort
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Take Charge at Regent Sanur Beach Resort
(11/21/2014)
Asia-Pacific Airlines to Gather in Bali
Garuda and Bali Indonesia to Host 59th Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines Meeting November 12-13, 2015
(11/21/2014)
Current News
73-Year-Old Dutch Tourist Drowns Off Legian Beach in Bali
(11/21/2014)
All [News]!