Four people died in accidents that occurred in different parts of the country between December 31 and January 2, while five others were seriously injured, Rwanda National Police (RNP) has said. Speaking to The New Times, RNP spokesperson John Bosco Kabera said that over the New Year weekend, eight serious accidents happened. ALSO READ: 4 killed in accidents between Christmas and Boxing Day – RNP Meanwhile, RNP registered 41 cases of drunk-driving during the festive season, though they were not related to any of the accidents that happened. Kabera told The New Times that on the night of December 31, 21 people were arrested for drunk-driving, while on the night of January 1, 20 more were apprehended. Drunk-driving is punishable with a fine of Rwf150, 000 and the driver is detained for about a week. ALSO READ: Christmas: Over 70 people arrested for drunk driving-RNP As part of the measures to prevent accidents during the festive season, RNP said it had deployed more police officers and mobile cameras on roads across Kigali and other parts of the country to arrest drivers for drunk driving and over-speeding. According to figures from RNP, about 2,000 people have been killed in road accidents since 2020.