Namibian Road Accidents Record 357 Deaths in 2023, Decrease Noted from Previous Year

Windhoek – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has reported a total of 357 fatalities due to road accidents from January to November 2023. This number represents a 14.4 per cent decrease compared to the same period last year. The statistics were disclosed by NamPol Inspector General, Joseph Shikongo, during the inauguration of the Khomas Region’s festive season road safety campaign. The announcement highlighted those injuries also saw a 17.5 per cent reduction. Shikongo’s speech, delivered by Regional Commander of Khomas, Commissioner Willem Steenkamp, included comprehensive accident statistics: 2,553 crashes, 4,508 injuries, and 357 fatalities.

According to Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA), NamPol has initiated operations at key traffic checkpoints on the B1 and B2 roads to improve road safety during the festive season. Khomas Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua, speaking at the event, urged strict law enforcement and responsible behavior from all road users to ensure safety during the festive period.