News: Amidst increasing fatal accidents Addis Abeba releases first ever status report on road safety
Addis Abeba, March 09/2917 – Officials in Ethiopia’s capital city today released the findings of a detailed study on the burden of its road crash deaths. In a press conference attended by Mayor Diriba Kuma, Mayor of the capital Addis Abeba, and other city officials, data from the first annual Road Safety in Addis Abeba Status Report was presented at a meeting of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety partners.
According to the key findings in the report, in 2016 alone “463 road crash fatalities occurred in Addis Abeba”, which is roughly 13.8 deaths per 100,000 people. “While fatalities are increasing, given the rapid urbanization and growth of the city’s population, this rate remains relatively steady, though significant underreporting is likely.”