16 killed in road fatalities during Easter holiday — Police  

Malawi Police say 16 people have died in 67 accidents during the Easter period, the same number of people killed in 44 accidents same period last year.

Kadadzera: Easter road death toll at 16

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera attributed the death toll to what he described as irresponsible behavior by road users both motorists and pedestrians.

“The road users continue not to adhere to road safety rules and road signs, this is contributing a lot to the high rate of accidents on our roads,” said Kadadzera.

The police publicist said the police and the other road safety organs of government will continue ensuring that road users are adhering to road safety rules.

“We will not relent until we reduce the road accidents. We will continue with our civic education so that people know how to use the roads, how to behave on the roads and what they should do and not do on the roads,” he said.

At least 1, 200 people died in road accidents in 2017.

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Mesho
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Mesho

Stupid guys, the roads are in very bad conditions, have you seen the huge potholes out there? the thin roads? …all your police reports after an accident cite overspeeding, overloading and all other terms to insinuate that the victims are at fault….there is no proffesionalism in the road traffic department. .. stupidity reigns in your offices

Sokonombwe
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Sokonombwe

It is not an excuse to cause an accident. To whatever degree you can describe the conditions of the roads but once again it’s not an excuse. Accidents dont just happen, they are caused. By who? You re intelligent to give the right answer. There is no professionalism for safety awareness in road users. Does that make any sense to you? Stop pointing fingers.

Mesho
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Mesho

do you think road conditions are an excuse? … accident are also caused by what? . Fix roads and the rot in the road traffic system, road accidents will be reduced drastically. I have a problem with the police pointing fingers to the road users as the sole reasons why accidents happen.., they need to start shouldering responsibilities as well.

UTM Last Born wa DPP of UDF
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UTM Last Born wa DPP of UDF

Shupiti

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If road conditions are bad it means you drive slowly and carefully which means you cannot make an accident. If the road conditions are bad you protect your car. I wonder if Mesho is a qualified driver who went to a proper driving school or zomwezi za ma licence a corruption . Even good road you fall speed limits, the problem is not roads but my fellow Malawians amazitengera zinthu pangong’o.

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UTM Last Born wa DPP of UDF

Don’t be ridiculous