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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Road Carnage!

A fascinating recent article notes that with poor emergency care people injured on Zambia's roads often experience needless complications. There's a telling static :"There are more than 20,000 road traffic accidents every year in Zambia, resulting in an estimated 3,000 deaths and exponentially more injuries and disabilities. The country has less than 0.02% of the world’s registered vehicles, but almost 14 times the proportion of fatalities from road traffic accidents".  More detail via UK Guardian

1 comment:

  1. A very sad state of affairs and we seem not to be moving at a pace needed to save more lives. Could the link 8000 provide a respite from the carnage or motorists need further education on safe practices while on the road?
    Maybe we might follow the west in blaming the easiest culprit to be the causer. Alcohol has been blamed for many road accidents and those arguing against have been labelled badly.
    Just recently the messaging has changed to TIREDNESS is more dangerous.
    In our case this is the factor accounting for most accidents.
    Check minbus divers what time they start and finish, this is replicated with other drivers.


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