The government says 90 percent of all road traffic crashes are caused by human error, hence they can be prevented.

This was said by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Dr Jorum Gumbo in a speech read on his behalf by Deputy Minister Engineer Michael Madanha at the commemoration of Global Road Safety Week.

Dr Gumbo said speeding contributes one third of all fatal road traffic crashes as excessive and inappropriate speed is prevalent on the country’s roads.

The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe board chairman Mr Moses Chihuri said the 4th Global Road Safety Week is running under the theme: ‘Save Lives: Slow Down’.

The focus is on ensuring motorists reduce speed on the country’s roads.

Global research indicates that a 5 percent cut in average speed can result in a 30 percent reduction of the number of fatal road crashes.