150 nabbed for reckless driving

By Peter Chivhima

More than 150 motorists were arrested in Harare this Friday for flouting various traffic regulations as the Zimbabwe Republic Police steps up efforts to end reckless driving.

The motorists were arrested within two hours along Chiremba road, Mabvuku turn-off and Kirkman Road for disregarding traffic.

Most of those who were arrested were driving against oncoming traffic with Zimbabwe Republic Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi urging motorists to respect the law.

“We can confirm that we have arrested more than 150 people for reckless driving this morning and most of them were driving against one way, while endangering other road users. As police we want to warn the motorists to exercise caution and respect road regulations,” he said.

Assistant Commissioner Nyathi added that it is disturbing to note that some of the drivers caught on the wrong side of the law were driving government vehicles.

Cases of rampant and negligent driving are now a common sight in Harare, with the law enforcement agents attributing it to unlicenced drivers.

The honeymoon is now over as plans are at an advanced stage for longer imprisonment terms.