MKKJR incorporates database system to track road accidents

James Kon

The National Road Safety Council (MKKJR) in cooperation with the Centre for Transport Research based at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) has built a database system named RADED (Road Accident Data Enhancement and Development) that collects details of road accidents in Brunei Darussalam.

The authorities can access the RADED system in real time where information is updated correctly and instantly.

Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof said this at the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims ceremony at the Amar Pahlawan Hall of the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) yesterday.

“The system is designed by graduates from UTB. We hope this will open doors for employment opportunities for locals,” the minister said.

The project by MKKJR has been in the trial phase since July 1 and will be fully utilised from January 2021.

“After detailed data is collected, data analytics will be carried out to identify factors that cause road accidents,” the minister said.

Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib who is also MKKJR chairman revealed the latest developments on road safety.

On the TransportBn mobile app, he said, “Since the application was introduced in September 2019, statistics have shown that until November 21 this year, 41,600 registrations for the application were downloaded through smart phones.

“This development, to some extent, gives an overview of the use of land transport services, especially online, which is increasing and has the potential to continue to increase. Services through the normal method at the counter is available for users who are less information technology (IT) savvy.”

Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof speaks during the event. PHOTO: JAMES KON