MORE THAN 30,000 ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE RECORDED DURING 2019

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MORE THAN 30,000 ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WERE RECORDED DURING 2019

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By Staff Writer

A total number of 30,648 Road Traffic accidents were recorded during 2019 as compared to 2018 in which 30,652 accidents were recorded.

During 2019, police recorded 1,462 fatal road traffic accidents in which 1,746 persons died 2,940 were serious accidents in which 5,012 persons were injured and 5,713 were slight injuries road traffic accidents in which 8,149 persons were slightly injured.

As compared to 2018 which recorded 1,636 fatal road accidents in which 1,817 persons died, serious Road Traffic accidents were 3,392 in which 5,266 persons were seriously injured in the previous year.

Slight injury road traffic accidents were 6,891 in which 8,739 were slightly injured while 18,733 damage only road traffic accidents were recorded in 2018.

Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 16,435, followed by Copperbelt with 5,111.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Rae Hamoonga has confirmed this to 5fm news in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Zambia Road Safety Trust, notes that Zambian’s alarmingly high Road accidents remain stuck at the levels it was at six years ago says
organization chairman.

Daniel Mwamba feels the 30,648 Road traffic accidents recorded last year indicates that the country will not meet agreed targets set by the UN to reduce road crash fatalities by 50 percent between 2011 and the end of 2020.

5FM-22/01/20

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