Annual Road Crash Report
The Crash and Claims Report presents a very important information and decision making tool to various stakeholders ranging from government departments, private insurance companies and civic organizations. The MVA Fund is therefore pleased to release the 2014 issue of the Report. Efforts are always made to continuously improve the quality of the Report. For this particular issue, a section on Impact Assessment of Road Safety Initiatives from 2009 to 2014 has been included. This is a deliberate attempt to give stakeholders feedback on the performance of national road safety initiatives against the targets of the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
In terms of traffic safety performance for the year 2014, a total of 377 road crash fatalities and 1234 serious injuries occurred in Botswana. These figures represent 9.0 percent decrease in annual recorded fatalities from the 411 fatalities recorded in 2013 and 6.0% decrease in serious injuries during the same period. The decreases in both fatalities and serious injuries were in line with decrease in total recorded crashes by 2.5% from 17062 in 2013 to 16641 in 2014. This represents a marginal improvement in traffic