Police crack down on errant motorists

Source: Police crack down on errant motorists – DailyNews Live

Jeffrey Muvundusi      3 June 2018

BULAWAYO – Police here have issued a stern warning to both motorists and
members of the public against violating traffic rules and regulations as
well as engaging in corrupt practices.

The reaction by the law enforcers comes at a time when there has been a
spike in road traffic accidents in the second city’s central business
district (CBD), with an average of 378 traffic accidents being recorded on
monthly basis.

Police provincial spokesperson Precious Simango said it was with great
concern that they have noted an upsurge in deplorable behaviour of
motorists, particularly in the CBD.

“The behaviour and attitude exhibited by public transport operators and
some private motorists cannot go unchecked.

“Of late we have been experiencing an increase in avoidable traffic
accidents where some lead to unnecessary loss of lives or serious injuries
and damages,” she said.

The police said motorists have developed a tendency of driving through red
robots, driving against one-way traffic, parking in the middle of the
roads among other traffic transgressions.

Simango said police were currently conducting campaigns, warning the
motoring public against wayward behaviour which threatens to create
anarchy in the once-respectable city.