Road carnage cause for concern

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PASSENGERS have raised concern over the frequency of accidents involving public transporters, a development that claim people’s lives and left many injured.

For the past two weeks, more than 10 people have been killed in separate bus accidents across the country, a development hugely attributed to poor roads and driver behaviour.

“As passengers, we feel the government is not doing enough in implementing Statutory Instrument 129 of 2015. Some of the accidents are a result of speeding hence we are calling upon the government to put some speed limiters on public buses. That is one of the most effective ways of curbing road mishaps in the country,” the Passengers Association of Zimbabwe president Tafadzwa Goliati said.

“Giving tickets to speeding drivers does not really work as drivers tend to slide back to their old habits. In Rwanda, they have installed speed limiters on public vehicles and they have managed to reduce the number of carnages on their road.”

Goliati said road maintenance should be done by companies with traceable history.

“We are worried that our roads no longer durable; they cannot even last five years unlike back in the day. Most of our roads are in bad state and they have contributed to the fatal accidents,” he said.

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