2011 road carnage higher than 2010

2011 road carnage higher than 2010
Published: 01 January 2012 (1554 Views)
National police spokesman Superintendent Andrew Phiri on Saturday said the carnage was higher than that recorded during the same period in 2010.

He said 2010 figures show 92 deaths were recorded from 769 accidents. 93 deaths have been recorded during the 2011 festive period resulted from 326 accidents.

He said police impounded more than 2 000 unroadworthy vehicles between Thursday and Friday.

"We have impounded more than  2 000 unroadworthy vehicles. Such vehicles are believed to be contributing to the many fatal accidents," he said.

"The operation is continuing. We believe this will help reduce road carnage. The number of deaths that had been recorded by December 28 last year is lower compared to that recorded by that date this year."

Supt Phiri said the major causes of the road mishaps were speeding, reckless driving and slippery roads.

"As the holiday unfolds, we strongly encourage drivers to take serious caution on the roads as people will be travelling from different parts of the country in preparation for the 2012 first schooling term.

"We also encourage drivers to be wary of the slippery roads as these also contribute to accidents. They should also observe road regulations as they drive."

- Byo24News

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