Police have reported 15 road accidents during the Easter holiday where seven people died, a two percent increase compared to the 13 accidents recorded during the same period last year with six deaths.
National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said in an interview seven people sustained serious injuries during this year’s Easter season accidents.
On the cause of the accidents, he said: “The causes of the accidents were mainly due to non-compliance to road traffic rules and regulations on the part of the road users, that is to say the pedestrians, drivers and passengers.”
Kadadzera said police were encouraging road users to take into account some of the road safety measures to avoid road accidents.
Efforts to talk to the Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services proved futile as spokesperson Angellina Makwecha said she was engaged in a meeting the whole day.
But prior to the Easter period, the directorate flighted adverts indicating that it would intensify enforcement of adherence to road traffic rules and regulations through patrols and spot checks.
The department said it would impound unroad worthy vehicles, enforce speed limits, conduct spot checks for driver licences, vehicle certificate of fitness (CoF), awareness and enforcement of vehicle load and axle load control.