Esther Katongo
Esther Katongo
Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata Katongo says during the second quarter of 2017, a total number 7,252 Road Traffic Accidents were recorded across the Country.

Katongo said 328 were fatal Road Traffic Accidents, 732 were serious injury Road Traffic Accidents, 1,422 were slight and 4,770 were recorded as damages only.

In a statement Katongo said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of Road Traffic Accidents with 3,913, followed by Copperbelt with 1,110 while other Provinces recorded between 510 and 32 Road Traffic Accidents with Kenneth Kaunda International Airport Division recording the lowest.

Katongo said a total number of 432 persons were killed in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to 705 persons killed in second quarter of 2016 representing a decrease by 273 persons killed. 1,353 Persons sustained serious injuries in the second quarter of 2017 as compared to 1,762 persons in the second quarter of 2016.

The reduction in Road Traffic Accidents in the second quarter of 2017 as compared to 2016 the same period, can be attributed to constant road traffic patrols on major roads by Zambia Police Service and Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA).

“During the second quarter of 2017, a total number 7,252 Road Traffic Accidents were recorded across the Country” Katongo said

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    • These are meaningless stats.

      Explain In [percentage terms at from last quarter and Year to date.

      328 means nothing

      I have a PhD

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • “Katongo said a total number of 432 persons were killed in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to 705 persons killed in second quarter of 2016 representing a decrease by 273 persons killed. 1,353 Persons sustained serious injuries in the second quarter of 2017 as compared to 1,762 persons in the second quarter of 2016.”
      THE REDUCTION IN FATALS AND INJURED DURING THE TIME WHEN UNNECESSARY POLICE ROAD BLOCKS WERE STOPPED SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE ROAD BLOCKS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY MOUNTED PURELY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE POCKETS OF SOME UNSCRUPULOUS POLICE.

      I FURTHER SUGGEST THAT SUMMARY FINES BY POLICE BE STOPPED FORTHWITH. ANY FINES SHOULD BE PAID THROUGH RATSA. POLICEMEN SHOULD NOT HANDLE CASH FOR FINES.

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    • There is crazy driving in Zambia. I have seen it and experienced it. Drove from Kitwe to Lsk awe mwandini the boys run indeed. They speed for show and overtaking them is like you raise a middle finger at them. They overtake even if an on coming car is near and the on coming car just gives way. I could not believe what I saw. So many near misses especially Kbw to Lst awe sure.
      If you have money just book a flight. Only takes 40min to Ndola from LSK than driving for almost 8 hours or more & put your life on the line

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  1. This is alarming, unacceptable and depressing. If 432 people can die in a period of six months (2nd quarter according to the report), Zambia has approximately 13million people. My math tells me should this trend continue, the population will be wiped out in 30 months.
    Let us go to the drawing board. What is the number one cause of these accidents?

    Is it driver education?
    Is it the influx of automobiles?
    What about vehicle maintenance?
    Is it poor road design, markings, lighting, etc?
    Is it regulatory laws?
    What about stringent traffic laws. Are traffic officials studying the leading safety indicators?
    These and other questions should and must populate every traffic official, vehicle owner and operators. To trafffic officials, your job is not just waiting for a salary and a…

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    • traffic accident to happen. Be proactive, request the necessary training and equipment for your job. To motorists, know that your driving has a great bearing on other motorists, learn to share the road. To various on-road transporters , profits are good but they ought be made in a safe environment.

      It is incumbent upon RTSA/ZP Traffic officials to integrate various stakeholders into their goals and fights because the average transporter and motorist thinks of RTSA/ZP as corrupt systems out to profit from their mistakes. Truth is writing a citation is no-payday for you, setting up speed traps is no-payday either. Create a conducive and trusting relationship between yourself and the motorists you swore to serve. But I will also point a finger at the attitude adopted by most motorists,…

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    • quick to inducing traffic officers, poor or luck of proper training in highway standards. The list is endless.

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    • Your maths is wrong 432 killed in a quarter is 144 per month. To reach 13 million would take 90,277 months or 7,523 years. 432 is too many deaths, and serious injuries are also devastating. Don’t drink and drive and always ensure everyone is wearing a seatbelt, and stop trucks from carrying passengers at the back, trucks are not buses!

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    • @James Phiri, what do you understand by 2nd quarter? That it will take 7,523 years you must be taking a very very very strong drink. My second quarter arrived at 6 months if each quarter is taking 3 months.

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  2. traffic accident to happen. Be proactive, request the necessary training and equipment for your job. To motorists, know that your driving has a great bearing on other motorists, learn to share the road. To various on-road transporters , profits are good but they ought be made in a safe environment.

    It is incumbent upon RTSA/ZP Traffic officials to integrate various stakeholders into their goals and fights because the average transporter and motorist thinks of RTSA/ZP as corrupt systems out to profit from their mistakes. Truth is writing a citation is no-payday for you, setting up speed traps is no-payday either. Create a conducive and trusting relationship between yourself and the motorists you swore to serve. But I will also point a finger at the attitude adopted by most motorists,…

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  3. Good to see a substantial reduction from previous year. Buses and trucks were running at night in that quarter right?

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