TWENTY SEVEN people were killed during the Labour Day Holiday as the country recorded 298 road traffic accidents between April 27 – May 2, 2023, police have revealed.
In a statement released to Kalemba by Zambia Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale, among the 298 accidents, 16 were fatal, 33 caused serious injury accidents which left 62 people injured, while 70 were slightly injury accident where 86 people got slightly injured.
“Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of RTAs (road traffic accidents) with 151 followed by Copperbelt with 33, Southern Province recorded 31 while Central Province recorded 28.”
“Eastern recorded 14, North-Western and Luapula recorded 10 accidents while Western had nine. Muchinga and Northern Provinces recorded seven and five accidents respectively,” Mwale disclosed.
Mwale added that 179 accidents were recorded as damage only accidents.
He said during the same period, Zambia Police Service collected a total amount of K609, 204.00 as admission of guilt fines.
“Most of the accidents are attributed to excessive speed, cutting in and misjudging clearance distance,” said Mwale.
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By Moses Makwaya
Kalemba May 5, 2023