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Traffic officers challenged on alertness against accidents

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Emmanuel K. Gasana has called for effectiveness and alertness against road carnage to enforce road safety.


He made the call on June 9, while addressing police officers attached to the department of Traffic and Road Safety.

While commending efforts that have seen traffic related accidents decreasing tremendously over the years, IGP Gasana said that ensuring road safety sustainability requires effective deployment, commitment and soberness of each and every officer.

"There are standard rules and regulations that should be respected by every road user, especially vehicles. Whereas we engage in road safety awareness campaigns, but it still lies in your day-to-day responsibilities to enforce these traffic rules to prevent reckless driving," IGP Gasana said.

He further urged them to put more efforts especially during the forthcoming elections to ensure the safety of the high movements on roads.

The fall-in of over 700 Traffic officers pledged their commitment to ensure road safety during the upcoming electoral process and beyond.

Majority traffic accidents are caused by over speeding, reckless maneuvers, mechanical faults, violating traffic signs and using a phone while driving.

To prevent accidents, Rwanda National Police, together with other government institutions, put in place various measures including periodic compulsory vehicle mechanical inspection, compulsory installation of speed governors in public vehicles and trucks.

The fall-in of over 700 Traffic officers pledged their commitment to ensure road safety during the upcoming electoral process and beyond.

Jimirasire

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