Road Traffic Accident Deaths Decline By 17% In Concluded Fiscal Year
Addis Ababa, July 26, 2020 (FBC) -The number of deaths due to road traffic accidents declined by 17% in the just concluded Ethiopian fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Transport.
Minister of Transport, Dagmawit Moges, made the remark during trees planting campaign held yesterday in memory of victims of road traffic accidents.
Speaking at the campaign, which is part of the Green Legacy initiative, she said the fatalities decreased to 3, 400 in the reported period from 4, 597 the previous year.
According to the Minister, the decrease in deaths is attributed to the road safety awareness raising campaign carried out at the national level.
During the tree planting campaign, participants donated blood to help save the lives victims of road traffic accidents.