POLICE have disclosed that 20 people have died during this year’s Farmer’s Holiday in the 280 road traffic accidents recorded countrywide.
Out of the 280 accidents, 17 were fatal in which the 20 people died.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told Mwebantu in a statement that 47 were serious injury accidents in which 73 persons were seriously injured while 54 were classified as slight injury accidents with 80 people sustaining minor injuries.
He said 161 were recorded as damage only road traffic accidents.
Mr Hamoonga said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 129 seconded by Copperbelt with 53 while Mchinga and Northern recorded the least with three each.
“A total of 280 road traffic accidents were recorded during this year’s Farmer’s holiday as compared to 260 road traffic accidents recorded in 2021.The figures indicate an increase by 20 road traffic accidents reported,” he said.
And Mr Hamoonga said a total amount of K 620,675.00 was raised as admission of guilty fines in 2021 as compared to K 505,910.00 raised in 2022.
“The Admission of Guilty fines has decreased by K114, 765.00,” he said.