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Transport Authority To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters

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Ethiopian Transport Authority said speed limiters would be fitted on vehicles to reduce traffic accidents that have been creating social and economic crisis in the country.

Speaking at a consultative meeting focusing on the level of traffic accidents in African countries held here yesterday, Authority Director-General, Kasahun Hailemariam said Ethiopia losses about half a billion birr and 3,000 of its citizens every year due to traffic accidents.

This is unacceptable in the light of the only 600,000 vehicles in the country, he added.

Fitting vehicles with speed limiters is therefore the only alternative because the increase in the number of accidents is related to high speed of vehicles, Kassahun stated.