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Thousands of road users tipped on Gerayo Amahoro

The ongoing Gerayo Amahoro road safety campaign conducted over the past one week, benefited more than 17,400 road users across the country.

Police officers engaged primary and secondary students, teachers, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers on road safety practices.

The outreach was conducted across different roads in Kigali and highways in the districts of Musanze, Rulindo, Nyamasheke, Ngororero, Nyagatare, Gatsibo, Ngoma, Kirehe, Bugesera, Kayonza, Muhanga and Nyanza.

It focused on educating students house to cross the road both at Zebra Crossing and where they don't exist; dangers of using a phone while crossing the road and refraining from reckless practices of praying in the middle of the road, which in some cases has resulted into fatal accidents.

Drivers and taxi-moto operators were equally reminded of their duty to make road safe for all by respecting traffic rules and regulations.

They were particularly urged to do away with practices such as speeding, using a phone when driving or riding, bad maneuvers, wrong overtaking, drunk-driving, and driving or riding under stress which are some of major causes of accidents.

Pedestrians were also reminded to refrain from holding onto moving vehicles, reckless maneuvers, transporting big luggage and not to operate beyond 6p.m.

Gerayo Amahoro road safety awareness campaign started in 2019 to sensitize road users with the ultimate objective of changing behaviors to make road safety a choice and culture.