Rwanda : Road users cautioned over increased accidents

Road users cautioned over increased accidentsThe Police have cautioned road users to be vigilant and to respect traffic rules to avoid the escalating trend of road accidents in the country.

This follows several accidents registered over the weekend in which two people died and others injured.

According to police reports, about seven accidents were reported over the weekend, four of them in the Eastern Province.

One of the accidents took place in Bugesera District where a speeding vehicle knocked a 58-year old woman Mediatrice Mukankusi causing her instant death.

Another accident was registered in Kirehe District where a speeding motorcycle rammed into a parked truck and the operator died on spot.

Chief Inspector of Police, Jean Marie Vianney Ndushabandi, the Spokesperson of the department of Traffic and Road Safety said that most road accidents are caused by careless driving, over speeding, and violation of road signage.

“Preventing these accidents is practically possible, if drivers exercised the proper care and diligence that is required,” stated Ndushabandi.

“Vehicle accidents are easily preventable if drivers would follow the prevailing traffic rules and regulations,” he added.

According to Ndushabandi, during the weekend, road users, especially drivers enjoy irresponsibly, some drink excessively and drive under the influence of alcohol, leading to deadly accidents.

“We are not calling on drivers not to enjoy their weekends, but they have to drink responsibly, by avoiding driving under alcohol influence, stop over speeding and careless maneuvers, recklessness on roads.”

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