Following the strategies put in place by Rwanda National Police (RNP), Traffic and Road Safety Department to enforce road security, road traffic accidents are on the tremendously decrease.
According to the road traffic report, no road accident was registered across the country in the last 24 hours, an indication that the campaign to enforce road security is paying off, Chief Supt. Felly Rutagerura Bahizi, the Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety, said.
Rwanda National Police has been conducting several road safety campaigns including the annual Traffic Week and during the Police Week, to sensitize road users on the measures to improve on road security by respecting traffic regulations.
During the traffic week, road users are sensitized on road safety precautions and more traffic signs are erected across the country.
Chief Superintendent Rutagerura said Rwanda National Police in particular and the government in general have continued to capacitate the traffic department to effectively execute its duties and combat traffic accidents.
He said more traffic officers have been deployed on roads and that the department was blessed with other equipment including more vehicles, which facilitates in the entire process.
“We have increased police officers in different parts of the country, especially in hot-spots, and we also added more patrol vehicles, especially on highways, to prevent accidents and its causes such as over speeding, and reckless driving,” explained CSP Rutagerura.
“We met with heads and representatives of transport companies and motorcycle taxi operators and heads of their associations. We sensitized and trained them on road safety standards, rules and regulations, and the results now are promising,” he noted.