Road traffic accidents and fatalities experienced over the Heroes Day and Defence Forces Day holidays reduced significantly this year with the country recording three deaths compared to the 20 fatalities seen last year.
This was revealed in a statement by Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi on Wednesday.
The country marked the two annual commemorations on Monday and Tuesday.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police informs the nation that statistics of road traffic accidents recorded on the 2022 Heroes and Defence Forces Holidays are as follows…” Nyathi said.
According to the police spokesperson, the total number of road traffic accidents were 106 countrywide this year, a reduction from 157 recorded last year.
Total number of fatal road traffic accidents were three this year, a reduction from 11 recorded last year.
There were three people killed through road accidents this year compared to 20 deaths last year.
Those injured as a result of road traffic accidents this year were 10, and this was a reduction from the 24 injuries recorded last year.
Added the police, “Speeding, inattention, misjudgement, reversing and overtaking errors were the major causes of these road traffic accidents.”
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police appeals to drivers to be responsible and observe road rules and regulations. It is sad that the motorists are overtaking and speeding in situation which are clearly not safe to do so. Road safety should be part of drivers’ daily responsible conduct.”