accident or road crash

Namibia recorded an increase in crashes by 21 percent and injuries by 29 percent between November 22 to 26, as compared to the same period last year, according to the Motor Vehicle Fund (MVA).

MVA statistics released on Wednesday indicate that a total of 52 crashes rendered 97 persons with varying degrees of injury while two people lost their lives.

Factors such as driver fatigue, inattentiveness, inappropriate driver behaviour, driving under the influence of alcohol and exceeding prescribed speed limits contributed to the occurrence of these types of crashes, said MVA Chief Corporate Affairs Kapena Tjombonde.

Furthermore, the extent of injury sustained in these crashes increased the likelihood of fatality as roll-overs and collisions claimed 50 percent each of total fatalities, she added.

Meanwhile, in efforts to reduce road accidents, during the festive season period, Tjombonde said driver fitness, vehicle fitness and passenger safety will be the main areas of focus for MVA. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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