MVA records less accidents, injuries and deaths than last year

21 Dec 2016 08:31am
WINDHOEK, 19 DEC (NAMPA) - Forty-six people perished and 517 sustained injuries in 289 vehicle crashes between 22 November 2016 and 16 December 2016.
The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) said in a media statement issued Tuesday the number of fatalities reduced by 22 per cent compared to the same period last year, while there also was a decline in crashes of 21 per cent and injuries of 38 per cent.
“Most crashes recorded were roll-overs, representing 34 per cent of total crashes, followed by collisions with 29 per cent and pedestrian-related crashes by 18 per cent,” the fund said.
The cause of these roll-over crashes are mostly attributed to how drivers use the roads and how they consider the surrounding environment given the condition of the vehicle, while other factors are driver behaviour and speeding.
The MVA urged road users to stop the loss of lives in line with the theme of this year’s festive season road safety campaign theme ‘I Pledge’ and slogan ‘Road Safety, My responsibility’.