The Zambia Police records over 8,000 road traffic accidents in the third quarter

The Zambia Police has recorded 8,839 road traffic accidents countrywide in the third quarter of this year.
In a statement availed to Breeze News, Police Spokesperson, Charity Chanda says that this indicates an increase of 573 cases compared to the same period last year, when 8,266 cases were recorded.
Mrs Chanda says that out of the 8,839 accidents recorded, 471 were fatal in which 641 people lost their lives with Lusaka recording the highest, followed by Central and Copperbelt Provinces which had 122, 84 and 68 respectively.
Northern and Western Provinces recorded the lowest.
When compared to the third quarter of 2014, the number of people who lost their lives in 2015 increased from 508 to 641.
Mrs Chanda says that those who seriously and slightly sustained injuries also increased from 1,497 to 1,943 and 1,871 to 2,110 respectively.
She explained that this means that the numbers have increased by 133, 446 and 139 respectively.
The police spokesperson says that most of the accidents on Zambian roads are attributed to human error while Fridays and Saturdays continue to be leading days recording high numbers of accidents with most of them happening between 18 and 20 hours.
And Mrs Chanda says that in order to further reduce the number of accidents on the roads, much concentration will be put in places that are deemed to be ‘Black Spot areas’.

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