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Festive season traffic awareness campaign in full swing

Festive season traffic awareness campaign in full swing

Story by Jerald Sasa

ZERO tolerance for negligent driving on the country roads dominated proceedings during the launch of the Mashonaland East Provincial Festive Season Traffic Awareness Campaign in Marondera on Wednesday.

With human error being cited as one of the main causes of road traffic accidents, the Zimbabwe Republic Police in Mashonaland East has declared war on negligent road users who are causing unnecessary loss of lives.

ZRP Officer Commanding Mashonaland East, Commissioner Grace Ndou said, “We are very much concerned especially with people who do not care while on the roads, let me warn them that they will be arrested.”

Stakeholders who attended the launch of the provincial festive traffic awareness campaign pledged to work with the ZRP for an accident-free festive season.

“As a musician, I urge road users to exercise caution on the roads to avoid accidents,” said musician, Josephat Somanje.

Mashonaland East Crime Liason Committee, Mr Cleopas Kundiona said, “Those who would have taken alcohol should not drive on our roads.”

“The first season is that time we lose lives because some people will always be rushing,” Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe Regional Manager, Ms Patricia Nhutsve said.

Deaths due to road traffic accidents are on the increase in the province after 362 people died from 942 accidents this year, compared to 271 deaths from 602 accidents in 2022.

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