Saturday, 14 August 2010

Motorcycles cause more accidents

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By Anne Robi

AS the country marks the Road Safety Week (starting today), the national statistics show that 1,492 people died in more than 11,000 road accidents that occurred between January and June, this year.

The Traffic Police Chief, Mr Mohammed Mpinga, told the 'Daily News' over the phone on Sunday that 286 deaths among the 1,492, were caused by motorcycles that caused a total of 2,085 accidents.

According to the statistics, Arusha Region leads with 258 road accidents caused by motorcycles, followed by Kinondoni District in Dar es Salaam that had 223 accidents and Shinyanga Region with 178.

He, however, said that many deaths occurred in Coat Region whereby 29 people perished; 26 in Morogoro and 19 in Mwanza. Ilala accounts for 206 injured people followed by Kinondoni with 205 and Arusha with 196.

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