Cattle chasing patrols reduce accidents

source: BOPA
02 February, 2010

GABORONE – Statistics show that accidents arising from vehicles and domestic animals have experienced a reduction since the introduction of animal patrol operations commonly known as cattle chasing patrols.

Police statistics show that in 2007, there were 568 such accidents along the Ramatlabama-Ramokgwebana Road (A1) recording seven deaths. The Lobatse-Charleshill Road (A2) or rather the Trans-Kalahari Highway recorded two deaths from 112 such accidents.

The Francistown-Maun-Ghanzi (A3) accounted for three deaths out of 137 accidents that involved domestic animals.

In 2008, statistics showed a drop of seven deaths to five fatalities along the A1 out of the 364 accidents involving livestock. The same applies to A2, which registered two deaths out of the 124 accidents while A3 had a zero death rate out of 101 accidents.

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