In 2012, there were 9,339 traffic accidents in Myanmar, resulting in 15,720 injuries and over 2,500 deaths. These numbers represent an almost 100 percent increase in fatalities since 2005.
A new, 4-lane highway to Nay Pyi Taw opened in 2009. While this may seem like a development, the lack of adequate ambulatory services has deadly implications. The highway has caused a sharp increase in high speed accidents, resulting in many more deaths.