1,634 died in road accidents

accidentsA total of 1,634 died through road accidents last year as against 1,856 in 2014, a provisional data from the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has indicated.

It showed that road traffic crashes (RTC) and casualties reduced by 222.

A press statement released by the media office of the NRSC said statistics available indicated that out of a total of 10,852 crashes recorded involving 16,958 vehicles 1,634 deaths were recorded in 2015 as against 1856 the previous year.

It said, 9186 injuries were also recorded in 2015 against 11,328 in the previous year, stating that, “comparing 2015 to the situation in the same period in the year 2014, there were reductions in cases reported and vehicles involved in RTCS by 17.3 per cent and 17.02 per cent respectively.”

The statement said there were reductions in the number of deaths and injuries by 12 per cent and 19 per cent in 2015 over that of the figures recorded in 2014.

“These achievements were possible as a result of the excellent collaboration between the NRSC and its stakeholders in addressing road safety challenges through education, engineering, enforcement and emergency response interventions “, it said.

The statement said this year, the Commission would lead the implementation of the 2015 – 2017 National Road Safety Action Plans (NRSAP) developed with the frameworks of the National Road Safety strategy III (2011 – 2020) with focus on pedestrian deaths and injuries.

It said the Commission would co-ordinate efforts towards reducing pedestrian vulnerabilities and road traffic through education and enforcement for positive road use behaviour and strongly advocate for physical engineering measures for pedestrians.

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