Ethiopia lags behind goal to minimize traffic accidents.
Alemayo Welde, told Sudan Tribune that this year alone 3,360 people died on road in 26,000 car accidents across the country. According to the official, 15,000 of the total car accident occurred in the capital, Addis Ababa causing over 380 fatalities. Among the cause of accidents in the country are ignoring traffic laws, illegal driving, over speeding and drink driving. The federal Transport Authority said it is working towards introducing new methods to curb the high rates of accidents including raising awareness among road users in the country. Ethiopia has one of the highest traffic related death rates in the world. (ST)
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|Publication:||Sudan Tribune (Sudan)|
|Date:||Aug 29, 2013|
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