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Accident in Mazabuka
Accident in Mazabuka

The Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) has called on the nation to join the rest of the world in commemorating World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims scheduled for today November, 16,2014.

ZRST Chairperson Daniel Mwamba said the commemoration which focuses on devastation caused by traffic deaths will offer an opportunity to increase public awareness of the burden of road traffic collisions in the communities.

Mr. Mwamba said road traffic deaths and injuries represent serious and rapid public health crisis in the country.

He noted that 1,853 people died on the roads last year of which most of them were young and whose contribution would have been valued in their families and the nation.

This is contained in a statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday.

Mr. Mwamba said the burden of road traffic deaths demands a more appropriate legal and societal response.

And Mr. Mwamba said the victims of the road crashes will be honoured by conducting road safety pedestrian awareness education campaign along Lumuba road on November, 19, 2014.

Mr. Mwamba said trained road safety instructors will educate vendors and distribute road safety materials supported by the World Health Organization.

He hoped that the exercise will help reduce in the number of future victims and will bring improvement in the road safety of the country.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Too many lives lost prematurely on Zambian roads. People, please drive safe and consider other road users.

    Boma, please just fix the damn roads and educate people on road safety. Train your traffic officers to desist from taking bribes. Build better public transport as well

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