The National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) says available statistics indicate it has recorded a margin of decrease in road fatalities in the Eastern Region.
Between January to October 2022, a total of 325 deaths were recorded out of 1177 crashes as compared to 357 deaths recorded within the same period last year.
“We started seeing the decrease in March, and now we have well over eight percent decrease in fatality. So with the campaign, we are sure that we will continue to reduce the figures going into next year”, says the Eastern Regional Director of the Authority, Dennis Yirebu.
In an interview with Citi News, Dennis Yirebu indicated that the authority will enhance its collaboration with various stakeholders to further reduce the fatalities in the coming years.
“These deaths are lesser than what we recorded last year in the same period. So we are sure that, the impact of our ‘Stay Alive’ campaign with our partners is having an effect and as such we will continue to witness such decreases.”