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Road traffic accidents rise by 7, 9% inside three months- Zimstat

By Staff Writer

LATEST Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) figures indicate that 552 people died in road traffic accidents in the last quarter.

The figures represent a 7,9% increase on traffic accidents recorded in the third quarter of 2023.

Presenting the 4th Quarter 2023: Transport Statistics Report, ZimStat’s Mable Chimhore said 2 663 people were injured in the recorded 4th quarter traffic accidents.

“Road traffic accidents increased by 7,9% from 12 564 reported in 3rd quarter to 13 552 in 4th quarter 2023,” Chimhore said.

“The 13 552 road traffic accidents that were reported during 4th quarter 2023 resulted in 553 deaths and 2 663 injuries.”

According to a World of Statistics report released last year, 41 deaths per every 100 000 people die in road traffic accidents in Zimbabwe.

The statistics shared under the road traffic mortality category place the Dominican Republic on top, with 65 deaths per every 100 000 on a list of 31 countries with Sweden having the least number with two.

Meanwhile, Chimhore said 27 441 vehicles were registered for the first time during the last quarter, reflecting a 32,2% increase from 3rd quarter 2023.

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