NTSA reveals 2 hours of the day when most accidents happen

The report also revealed the day when most accidents take place

Scene of the deadly Arusha Namanga accident

A new survey by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has revealed that a majority of fatal road accidents occur between 6 p. m. and 8 p. m. at night.

The report further revealed that a majority of the fatal accidents happened on Sundays followed by Monday, Friday and the least number noted on Saturdays.

NTSA released the numbers on Monday while giving a report of the fatal accidents recorded for the month of April.

The authority noted a 12.6% spike in the number of casualties recorded in April 2019 which was 1125 as compared to April 2018 where 999 people lost their lives through road carnage.

United Nations Global Safety Week

NTSA boss Francis Meja warned that the rising number of deaths had a negative impact on the country's economy.

"This is a challenge that we must now confront as it is evidently big impediment to our sustainable development goals, costing our country 5% of our GDP," he noted.

Mr Meja blamed wrong attitudes toward road safety laws as the main hindrance to curbing disasters on the roads.

He also launched a six-day campaign on road safety awareness dubbed the UN Global Safety Week.

He explained that the event advocates for zero deaths along the roads.

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