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