Figures obtained from the computer data base at Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) indicate that 71,104 Motor Vehicles were registered from 1st January, 2014 to 31st December, 2014. This brought the cumulative total number of Motor Vehicles to 605,636 on our roads throughout the Republic of Zambia. This figure excludes all Motor Vehicles belonging to the Government of the Republic of Zambia

ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DEATHS OR PERSONAL INJURIES

 

DIVISION

ACCIDENTS REPORTED PERSONS KILLED PERSONS SERIOUSLY INJURED PERSONS SLIGHTLY INJURED
    URBAN

 

RURAL TOTAL URBAN RURAL TOTAL URBAN RURAL TOTAL
LUSAKA 17,028 317 130 447 834 249 1,083 2,730 353 3,083
COPPERBELT 5,868 210 145 355 543 207 750 1,293 295 1,588
CENTRAL 2,362 48 257 305 235 603 838 270 354 624
SOUTHERN 2,004 43 108 151 254 357 611 443 347 790
EASTERN 1,220 42 86 128 203 251 454 239 242 481
NORTHERN 532 40 65 105 140 216 356 132 87 219
LUAPULA 292 4 76 80 50 247 297 20 41 61
N/WESTERN 1,525 22 89 111 136 296 432 208 186 394
WESTERN 896 45 28 73 211 111 322 155 115 270
MUCHINGA 665 12 91 103 29 199 228 56 140 196
TOTAL 32,392 783 1,075 1,858 2,635 2,736 5,371 5,546 2,160 7,706

A total of 32,392 Road Traffic Accidents were reported throughout the country in the year 2014 indicating an increase of 3,274 as compared to 2013 where we had 29,118 Road Traffic Accidents.

1,858 persons were killed in 2014 as compared to 1,851 in 2013 showing an increase of 7.

5,371 persons were seriously injured in the year 2014 as compared to 5,489 in 2013 indicating a decrease of 118.

7,706 persons sustained minor injuries in 2014 as compared to 7,175 in 2013 indicating an increase of 531.

CASUALTIES TO CHILDREN (UNDER 16 YEARS)

MALE                                                                       FEMALE

  KD SE INJ SLI INJ TOTAL KD SE INJ SLI INJ TOTAL
LUSAKA 34 70 162 266 19 36 89 144
COPPERBELT 19 63 106 188 13 32 81 126
CENTRAL 8 18 21 47 13 25 5 43
SOUTHERN 9 38 33 80 8 32 35 75
EASTERN 7 13 15 35 6 5 10 21
NORTHERN 10 15 8 33 3 12 11 26
LUAPULA 8 25 4 37 6 12 6 24
N/WESTERN 15 48 39 102 6 19 32 57
WESTERN 7 98 39 144 11 63 56 130
MUCHINGA 3 10 13 4 3 7
TOTAL  

120

 

398

 

427

 

945

 

89

 

239

 

325

 

653

CLASS OF CHILD CASULTY IN 2O14 (UNDER 16 YEARS)

  PEDESTRIAN M/V PASSENGER CYCLIST CYCLE PASSENGER PLAYING IN THE ROAD
 

K

 

S

 

SL

 

K

 

S

 

SL

 

K

 

S

 

SL

 

K

 

S

 

SL

 

K

 

S

 

SL

LUSAKA 42 74 188 8 29 44 1 9 2 1 6 1 1 4
COPPERBELT 24 68 105 2 17 65 4 5 8 1 6 1 5 3
CENTRAL 11 10 4 6 28 16 1 2 2 2 1 3 1 2 1
SOUTHERN 3 16 13 13 41 44 1 11 9 2 2
EASTERN 7 10 10 6 5 10 2 1 3 2
NORTHERN 7 10 7 4 8 7 1 2 2 1 2 5 3
LUAPULA 8 18 3 6 10 5 9 2
N/WESTERN 12 36 61 6 22 11 2 2 2 1 3 1 1
WESTERN 11 56 50 7 79 38 9 2 8 3 9 2
MUCHINGA 4 8 2 4 1 1
TOTAL 129 306 441 60 243 240 9 44 36 8 18 24 3 22 16

PERSONS KILLED IN THE YEAR 2014

 

Casualties

 

LSK

 

C/BELT

 

CENT

 

SOUTH

 

EAST

 

NORTH

 

LUA

 

N/W

 

WEST

 

MUCH

 

TOTAL

Pedestrian 277 156 122 36 47 24 33 44 32 45 816
Ped/cycle 25 16 46 23 30 10 16 10 5 14 195
Ped/cycle passenger 1 25 5 3 2 3 39
Motor cycle driver 7 7 4 3 1 1 6 1 1 31
Motor cycle passenger 2 9 1 1 2 2 2 1 20
Motor vehicle driver 57 69 33 13 6 8 5 7 8 15 221
Motor vehicle passenger 78 73 94 78 37 60 25 40 26 25 536
Total  

447

 

355

 

305

 

151

 

128

 

105

 

80

 

111

 

73

 

103

 

1,858

PERSONS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THE YEAR 2014

Casualties  

LSK

 

C/BELT

 

CENT

 

SOUTH

 

EAST

 

NORTH

 

LUA

 

N/W

 

WEST

 

MUCH

 

TOTAL

Pedestrian 563 263 189 89 102 61 61 109 94 37 1,568
Ped/cycle 39 23 52 28 60 40 80 18 30 24 394
Ped/cycle passenger 3 28 5 19 3 8 4 6 76
Motor cycle driver 9 13 19 4 27 6 9 20 27 1 135
Motor cycle passenger 5 7 7 5 18 8 6 4 3 63
Motor vehicle driver 116 161 111 83 35 30 24 53 35 57 705
Motor vehicle passenger 348 255 455 402 193 216 115 218 128 100 2,430
Total 1,083 750 838 611 454 356 297 432 322 228 5,371

PERSONS SLIGHTLY INJURED IN THE YEAR 2014

Casualties LSK C/BELT CENT SOUTH EAST NORTH LUA N/W WEST MUCH TOTAL
Pedestrian 1,458 506 179 97 56 55 15 167 92 29 2,654
Ped/cycle 239 240 54 87 70 42 21 18 42 13 826
Ped/cycle passenger 9 59 2 36 3 8 2 28 147
Motor cycle driver 58 16 11 9 28 6 20 10 158
Motor cycle passenger 22 1 8 16 14 3 1 3 1 69
Motor vehicle driver 506 206 113 166 48 25 7 71 29 51 1,222
Motor vehicle passenger 791 560 257 415 229 85 18 109 92 74 2,630
Total 3,083 1,588 624 790 481 219 61 394 270 196 7,706

TYPES OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN ACCIDENTS

  LSK C/BELT CENT SOUTH EAST NORTH LUA N/W WEST MUCH TOTAL
Private M/cars, vans etc 20,294 5,205 1,531 1,159 804 301 151 1,434 684 259 31,822
Omni buses 3,047 2,466 231 264 68 98 36 232 76 70 6,588
Goods vehicle 2,818 601 495 257 116 94 75 277 112 252 5,097
Taxis/contract vehicles 198 741 69 300 3 128 60 47 48 95 1,689
Motor cycle 406 59 75 153 114 20 7 65 36 12 947
Pedal cycle 261 89 95 164 240 79 38 81 65 42 1,154
Tractor 28 20 15 16 2 2 2 2 87
Railways engineer 1 1
Carts 17 5 7 2 3 4 38
GRZ 2 35 1 16 14 68
Unknown M/V 505 311 91 145 40 13 15 107 35 13 1,275
Total 27,574 9,492 2,609 2,500 1,385 734 386 2,249 1,078 759 48,766

CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS

 

CAUSES

 

LSK

 

CENT

 

C/B

 

SOUTH

 

EAST

 

NORTH

 

LUA

 

N/W

 

WEST

 

MUCH

 

TOTAL

A1.ill 1 2         3
A2.Under influence of drink/drug 20 13 6 7 17 48 15 5 51 2 184
A3.inexperienced 252 150 140 131 40 98 30 57 88 78 1,064
A4.Excessive speed 1,323 1,213 526 395 457 147 33 444 169 135 4,842
A5.Failing to keep to near side 2,834 687 148 151 17 10 10 159 41 74 4,131
A6.Cutting in 2,342 539 46 60 98 6 12 27 23 12 3,165
A7.overtaking improperly 693 320 154 102 78 17 10 108 53 52 1,587
A8. skidding 17 21 1 1 4 2 2 4 52
A9.Turning round in road 41 45 2 5 44 6 2 3 148
A10.Failing to obey traffic sign/signal 432 247 85 93 10 2 3 1 19 892
A11.Failing to signal 6 31 2 18 29 8 1 95
A12.Inattentive/attention diverted 27 67 64 47 2 59 13 279
A13.Turning right w/out due care 269 179 85 70 48 5 7 37 36 7 743
A14.Turning left w/out due care 124 92 42 35 36 8 4 20 15 3 379
A15.Dazzled by lights 36 12 6 4 16 7 6 1 88
A16.Stopped suddenly 26 41 5 5 39 3 1 2 122
A17.Misjudging clearance distance 3,312 884 298 274 31 4 160 73 24 5,060
A18.Other error of judgment 543 195 39 35 10 8 40 32 15 917
B19.Driver

asleep

61 24 10 86 1 2 11 5 200
B20.Reversing negligently 1,146 483 101 23 44 11 5 132 57 20 2,022
B21.Negligently opening of doors 42 31 5 5 36 4 123
C22.Pedalcyclist

Holding on to another vehicle

34 1 1 3 1 40
D23.Pedestrian crossing the road 1,135 282 118 92 15 22 7 20 75 63 1,829
D24.Walking, standing on road 45 23 12 19 4 12 1 39 2 157
D25.Playing on the road 43 16 4 8 16 8 9 1 105
D26.Sudden illness 2 1 2 5
D27.Under influence 21 8 19 6 1 2 57
E28.Passenger

Falling from vehicle

29 27 19 29 4 6 10 14 12 5 155
E29.Conductor

negligence

2 3 2 7
F30.Animal

Dog on road

12 7 5 3 1 28
F31.Other domestic animal 46 4 19 116 34 1 2 8 8 2 240
F32.Other animal on road 7 3 5 1 16
G33.Obstruction

Stationary vehicle dangerously parked

14 7 6 18 5 10 1 1 62
G34.Other obstruction 2 2 1 2 1 1 9
H35.Mechanical failure

brakes

50 5 9 16 6 18 4 11 11 130
H36.tyres 57 5 62 47 2 15 17 13 22 35 275
H37.steering 11 3 10 2 2 4 6 38
H38.springs 8 2 1 4 15
H39.No front light 1 1 1 5 8
H40.No rear light/reflector 2 2 4 3 11
H41.Unattended motor vehicle running away 12 4 4 2 22
H42.Smashed windscreen 1 5 6
H43.Vehicle overloaded 3 3 3 4 1 2 16
I 44 Road Defect road in need of repair 15 1 5 10 2 15 23 71
45. Other Road condition 6 2 1 1 10
J46. Weather

Glaring sun

1 1
J47. Heavy rain 4 2 1 1
K48.Other cause 1,168 124 286 84 59 17 50 162 72 46 2,068
K49.Cause not traced 759 75 19 12 27 3 2 2 9 908
 

TOTAL

 

 

17,028

 

 

5,868

 

 

2,362

 

 

2,004

 

 

1,220

 

 

532

 

 

292

 

 

1,525

 

 

896

 

 

665

 

 

32,392

DAYS OF ACCIDENTS

DAYS CENT C/B LSK SOUTH EAST NORTH LUA N/W WEST MUCH TOTAL
MONDAYS 2,365 577 286 228 166 51 44 217 71 71 4,076
TUESDAYS 2,277 672 370 229 130 59 36 202 102 78 4,155
WEDNESDAYS 2,342 719 326 263 140 51 43 172 98 103 4,257
THURSDAYS 2,222 691 299 248 155 46 25 191 140 94 4,111
FRIDAYS 2,685 941 365 415 209 140 42 251 177 103 5,328
SATURDAYS 2,873 1,077 374 358 230 114 74 267 139 93 5,599
SUNDAYS 2,264 1,191 342 263 190 71 28 225 169 123 4,866
TOTALS 17,028 5,868 2,362 2,004 1,220 532 292 1,525 896 665 32,392

TIMES OF ACCIDENTS

DAYS CENT C/B LSK SOUTH EAST NORTH LUA N/W WEST MUCH TOTAL
0700-0900 HRS 2,053 544 281 272 120 44 45 161 85 57 4,076
0900-1200 HRS 2,316 594 317 224 145 35 48 208 116 76 3,662
1200-1430 HRS 2,234 380 273 299 152 57 34 171 86 78 4,079
1430-1600 HRS 1690 578 246 256 119 43 16 157 74 86 3,764
1600-1800 HRS 2414 865 311 271 158 110 17 243 110 102 4,601
1800-2000 HRS 2,447 1,011 347 225 184 111 49 225 83 111 4,793
2000-2359 HRS 2,099 1,078 287 250 185 65 45 197 157 85 4,48
2359-2359 HRS 1,775 818 300 207 157 67 38 163 185 70 3,780
TOTALS 17,028 5,868 2,362 2,004 1,220

 

532 292 1,525 896 665 32,392