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Police say they recorded 319 Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs), 25 of which were fatal in which 27 people died during the long weekend marking Heros and Unity day on 1st and 2nd July 2024.

The number of RTAs recorded this year is slightly more than those recorded during the same holidays in 2023, where 308 RTAs were recorded with 28 people recorded to have died

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, says  42 of the accidents were serious injury  in which 78 people were serious injured.

“67 RTAs were recorded as slight injury in which 131 people were slightly injured and 185 accidents were recorded as damage only,” said Mr. Mwale in a statement issued to RCV News in Lusaka today.

He said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number with 106 RTAs while Copperbelt and Central recorded 57 and 38 accidents respectively.

“North-Western had 26 accidents, Southern 21 while Eastern and Muchinga Provinces had 18 RTAs each, said Mr. Mwale.

And Mr. Mwale said Police collected K694, 835.00 as Admission of Guilt fine during the long weekend.

He said most of the RTAs recorded were attributed to low compliance levels by motorists and motorcyclists.


By Eva Hatontola