Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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#DoNotDrink&Walk Namibian pedestrians to be tested for alcohol if involved in accident

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Residents of Namibian capital, Windhoek have been warned not to get drunk and walk, the police in the metropolis have said that those involved in road accidents will be tested for alcohol levels in their bloodstreams. A standard procedure regularly enforced on drivers involved in road accidents.
According to Windhoek Police spokesperson Edmund Khoaseb, a large number of road accidents are a result of negligence by both pedestrians and motorists, with most road accidents involving pedestrians occurring over the weekend late at night after bars and other drinking outlets have closed.
147 pedestrians were killed on Namibian roads, while 832 were injured in in October 2016. While 901 pedestrian-related accidents occurred in the period between 1 January 2016 and 4 October, 2016 according to the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) according to a report by the Namibian.

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