Mabeo decries rising road accident deaths

PALAPYE: The Minister of Transport and Communications, Tshenolo Mabeo says the number of fatalities on the country’s roads are rising annually, with at least 327 dead as at November 3 this year. This is compared with 231 fatalities over the same period last year.

Speaking at the National Road Safety commemorations held on Sunday, Mabeo said it is of great concern that the highest fatalities are among youth, who are supposed to be the future leaders of the country.

“Research has shown that every 20 seconds somewhere in the world someone is killed in a road accident and in Botswana, it is a concern as the numbers of people who die increase each year,” he said.

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