Renewed call to respect traffic rules as Saturday accidents claim two

Over speeding and reckless driving remain major threat to road security, the Spokesperson of the Traffic and Road Safety, Superintendent Jean Marie Vianney Ndushabandi, said.

Supt. Ndushabandi said despite several awareness campaigns on road safety, there are some road users, who still violate traffic rules, resulting into accidents and loss of lives and property.

His call follows the Saturday accidents in Gasabo and Musanze, which claimed two people.

In Gasabo, Kinyinya sector, a Toyota Land Cruiser registration number RAA 515T knocked dead a six year old girl. The driver, Jacques Bizimana, 25 was arrested and currently detained at Gisozi Police Station.

In Musanze, Busogo sector, Bisesero cell, a 42-year old woman identified as Annonciata Nyirakomini was also knocked by a hit-and-run vehicle dying instantly. Efforts to trace the vehicle and the driver are underway.

Meanwhile a third accident was registered in Kicukiro district where a Fuso Another road accident was reported in Kicukiro district, Kicukiro sector, Kicukiro cell where a Fuso registration number RAB 546 C collided with a BMW RAC 108J and a Jeep Prado RAB 306U. No person was hurt.

Supt. Ndushabandi said all the three accidents were due to over speeding.

“Despite the law and increased awareness, speeding, drunkenness, carelessness remains the main cause of accidents, and a stern warning goes to those who violate traffic regulations’’, he underscored.

He appealed to road users to contribute towards improving security on roads and protecting their life.

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