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Commission Set To Curb Road Accident

Published on: Tue, 2014-01-28 00:00

The Federal Police Commission announced that it has finalized preparations to curb road accidents at federal level, EH reported.

Commission Central Data and Crime Intelligence Directorate Director Assistance Commissioner Demelash Gebre-Micheal said that the Commission is ready to curb road accidents occurring at federal level and conduct investigation during accidents.

Newly recruited traffic police have received relevant training as part of the Commission’s 3rd quarter fiscal year plan. Twenty-two vehicles equipped with modern technology have already been bought at a cost of 13.5 million birr, Assistance Commissioner Demelash said.

According to him, alcohol testing devices and GPS as well as radar have been procured at a cost of 2.9 million birr.

Capitalizing on this traffic accident controlling system, which is the first of its kind, Assistance Commissioner Demelash said that it would minimiz traffic accident.

Presently, 69 traffic accidents occur per ten thousand vehicles in the country, he said, adding the Commission is aiming to reducing the accident to 27 in 2014-2015.

Since half of the traffic accident across the nation occurs in Addis Ababa and its environs, the Commission is taking necessary measures to minimize the accident, he noted.

Source: The Ethiopian Herald (EH)

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