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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:38 - Updated Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:37

Angola: Road accidents drops in last two years in country

Luanda - Road accidents and deaths on national roads have decreased over the last two years, according to National Traffic Planning Council.

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Ambrósio de Lemos, general commander of national police

Photo: Francisco Miúdo

VICE PRESIDENT OF REPUBLIC, MANUEL VICENTE CHAIRS FIRST SESSION OF NATIONAL TRAFFIC COUNCIL

Photo: Francisco Miudo

The data were released Tuesday after National Traffic Council meeting chaired by the Vice President of Republic, Manuel Domingos Vicente.

The Council’s spokesman, Ambrosio de Lemos, said that the country recorded less 3,950 accidents, less 921 deaths and a decrease of 3,168 wounded in 2016 compared to 2015.

The Commissioner-General said that the downward trend was confirmed in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, with less 911 accidents, 252 deaths and 690 injuries.

The Senior officer of National Police said that the National Council also discussed a draft regulation on traffic signalling in Angola harmonised with that of Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The participants also analysed a proposal on main roads map in Luanda with the highest road accident rate, in order to facilitate timely assistance to the injured.

He said that a survey had been conducted at the level of the National Police, stressing the importance of a database involving the Ministry of Urbanisation and Housing as well as the use of information technologies to help identify the site of accident and ensure timely assistance.

The participants also discussed draft metrological control of alcohol meters in the exercise of driving.

On the other hand, the General Commander reaffirmed the commitment of the Angolan State to implement actions that allow the country to leave the list of countries with the highest number of accidents.

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