The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) would like to urge all motorists making their ways to different parts of the country and beyond to remain cautious of all road safety rules during the festive season.
We have, over the 2014/ 15 season witnessed approximately 1118 fatal road accidents which claimed over 1368 lives between December 1 2014 and January 5 2015.
Most of these fatalities were avoidable and have been linked to reckless, irresponsible and disrespectful human conduct such as:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless overtaking
- Driver-fatigue from long and uninterrupted driving,
- Failure to use seatbelts and other restraints,
- Un-roadworthy vehicles, and
- Unlicensed and illegally licensed drivers
Members within the traffic cluster should not be deterred by all the unruly conduct on the part of some of the road users, and should work hard in ensuring the safety of all road users against all odds. We take this opportunity to wish them all the best as they will be executing their important responsibilities on all the roads within the country.
Let us all work jointly is safeguarding the many important lives of our commuters, and in ensuring they return back to their loved ones safely.
Issued by POPCRU on 11/12/2015