Rwanda : Taxis-Motos account for 80 per cent of road accidents

Rwanda | Motorcycle accidents such as these claim numerous lives around Kigali

Motorcycle accidents such as these claim numerous lives around Kigali

Statistics show that motorcycles are responsible for 80 per cent of road accidents recorded annually, especially in Kigali city.

Taxi –Motos are the quickest and most preferred means of transport especially in Kigali city, they are liked for their ability to beat traffic and to access difficult areas.

The accidents are responsible for the loss of numerous lives and they are caused by reluctance motorists to observe traffic rules and regulations in order to ensure road safety.

Many of motorcyclists violate traffic rules by ignoring traffic lights, drive without permits, helmets and some without insurance.

According to Traffic police, normally every road user is supposed to observe traffic related regulations without presence or any kind of supervision of police officers.

Traffic Police urges road users and motorcyclists to be specific, to pay attention and observe traffic regulations.

Police says that acquiring driving license has been made easy and every Rwandan can acquire one upon passing a theoretical exam.

With the highest number of accidents being caused by motorcycles, the vigilance of traffic regulations can be critical in ensuring road safety.
 

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