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Eight people die in Easter road fatalities
08/04/10
   

 

Eight people died as 21 others sustained serious injuries in the 250 road accidents recorded during the 2010 Easter holidays. In the four fatal accidents that caused loss of five lives, all the drivers lost control of their vehicles after failing to negotiate curves or gravel roads. The other three deaths occurred when a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road, when the two vehicles collided and killed a driver and when the driver reversed and over ran a child.

 

The same number of deaths was recorded in the 192 road accidents that resulted in serious injuries of 36 people during the 2009 Easter Holidays.

 

Traffic offences detected during 2010 and 2009 Easter holidays

 

Offence

01/04/10 – 06/04/10

09/04/09 – 13/04/09

Over speeding

874

1299

D/without drivers licence

260

310

Failure to produce d/licence

35

36

Careless driving

120

76

Drunken driving

70

29

Drivers tested for alcohol

250

302

Failure to obey traffic lights

44

51

Cell phone offences

40

57

Other offences

1533

1591

Total offences

2976

3449

 

 

The Police charged drivers of the 42 buses and 29 trucks for over speeding during the Easter holidays, compared to last year’s drivers of the 13 buses and one truck respectively. A total of 1630 cattle were removed from the highways this year, compared to last year’s 808.

 

 

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