Road accidents increase, more men die

The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund has ranked accident deaths after malaria and HIV/ Aids.
According to the Fund’s Xupifa Eemwenyo road safety campaign report for 2012/13 which was launched in Windhoek by the deputy minister of Works and Transport, Kilus Nguvauva road accident deaths increased by 6% from 88%.
Most of those killed were in the 16 and 45 age bracket.
The report reveals that more pedestrians died during the period and that the Otjozondjupa and Oshikoto regions are at the top in accident deaths while Erongo lies at the bottom.
Oshana experienced the most crashes while the most pedestrian deaths occurred in Otjozondjupa and Caprivi.
Furthermore, the report notes that more men died in road accident during the period under review where 75 men as compared to 19 women died.
“The rising number of pedestrian fatalities in Namibia is of great concern to the MVA Fund,” the report emphasises.