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Road accidents drop

MIKE MUGALA, Lusaka
ZAMBIA has recorded a reduction in road traffic accidents by 12 percent for the first time in more than a year, the Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) has said.
According to a statement issued yesterday, ZRST executive director Daniel Mwamba has said the country recorded a total of 7,704 accidents between January and April 2016.
“According to the police, 408 people in 2016 were killed as compared to 465 in the first quarter of 2015, representing a 12 percent reduction. During the same period, 1,350 were left seriously injured in 2016 compared to 1,558 people in 2015, representing a 13 percent reduction,” he said.
Mr Mwamba has attributed the record to a more visible and proactive effort by the Road Transport and Safety Agency.
He said the reduction can also be attributed to improved relations and collaboration among key stakeholders, particularly the police and RTSA.

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