The number of people killed and injured in road crashes in Namibia remains a concern, despite a significant reduction in such accidents, persons injured and fatalities recorded in 2020, as compared to 2019, according to a report released Wednesday.
The Road Crash and Claims Annual Report 2020 from the Motor Vehicle Fund (MVA) of Namibia shows that the crashes declined 19 percent, persons injured declined 19 percent and fatalities due to road crashes declined 24 percent in 2020 when compared to 2019.
“A detailed examination of the data shows that crashes occurred across the whole country and densely populated regions experienced higher incidences,” the MVA report said.
The main types of crashes that occurred in 2020 were collisions (31 percent), pedestrian-related crashes (25 percent), and roll-over crashes (25 percent).
“The injury rate in motor vehicle crashes was 198 persons per 100,000 population, while the fatality rate was 18 persons per 100,000 persons, which is considerably above the global average fatality rate of 17.4 persons per 100,000 persons.” said the report. Enditem