A total number of 7,068 road traffic accidents were recorded during the first quarter of 2017 compared to 7,704 accidents recorded in the first quarter of 2016 indicating a reduction by 636 road traffic accidents.

The reported road traffic accidents were recorded across Zambia.

Lusaka province recorded the highest number of fatal accidents at 3,851 out of which 111 were fatal accidents with 119 deaths.

Lusaka was followed by Copperbelt Province with a total of 1,180 accidents of which 55 were fatal accidents in which 151 people died.

Central province had 467 total accidents out of which 51 were fatal accidents with 68 deaths. Eastern province reported 339 total accidents, 25 were fatal accidents with 28 deaths.

There were 363 accidents recorded in Southern province out of which 21 were fatal with 24 deaths while Northern Province had 137 accidents in which 20 were fatal accidents with 24 deaths.

Meanwhile, during Easter holiday, 202 road traffic accidents were recorded in which 17 people died compared to 2016 during where 210 accidents were recorded in which 15 people died. 

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