Research, Education & Advocacy organisation for Road Safety
Road crashes in Zambia
Road injuries kill more children and young adults than any other single cause in Zambia and are the second leading cause of death behind HIV/AIDS and malaria. The number of crashes on Zambia’s roads increased from 19,727 in 2008, to 32,392 in 2014, a growth of 64% over 6 years. On average there are 88 crashes on Zambian roads leading to 5 deaths every day. In 2008 the crashes resulted in the deaths of 1,238 road users, by 2016, this had increased to 2,206. Use of safety belts, reducing speed and deterrence of alcohol-impaired driving are among the most important preventive measures to reduce road traffic injuries and deaths.