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NCRST, NUST host a hackathon to tackle Namibia's road accident crisis

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The National Commission on Research, Science, and Technology (NCRST), in conjunction with the Namibian University of Technology (NUST), is hosting a hackathon event. 

The event brought together local and international innovators, researchers, students, and developers with the shared goal of reducing road accidents through technological advancements.

Namibia, like other countries, is faced with a public health concern over road accidents that rob nations of productive citizens.

Kavango East Police to confiscate licences of drunk drivers

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In the Kavango East Region, the festive season campaign will be conducted under the theme "serving the community with humility and dignity".

During last year's festive season, Kavango East recorded zero fatalities in road accidents but topped the pedestrian fatalities nationally.

 
There is, however, a need to address other criminal activities in the region, says Acting Commander of Kavango East Commissioner Eino Nambahu.

Road fatalities decreased in 2022

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Road fatalities decreased by 2.2% last year, as reported in the 2022 Road Crush and Claims Report, which was launched in Windhoek by the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund.

According to the report, the road fatality rate in 2021 stood at 13.7%, whereas in 2022, it dropped to 11.5%.

More than 4,000 cars were involved in crashes.

Sedans accounted for 47%, while pickups made up 30% of the statistics.