RTSA to intensify road patrols ahead traditional ceremonies

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The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA)
says it will intensify high way patrols to ensure that all motorists adhere to
road safety regulations during this year’s Kulamba and Likumbi Lya
Mize traditional ceremonies which will be held this weekend.

Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) Acting Senior Public Relations Manager Fredrick Mubanga said RTSA wants to ensure that road safety takes centre stage during the traditional ceremonies by ensuring that road safety
regulations are adhered by all road users.

Mr Mubanga said in a statement released to ZANIS that the agency wants to use the platforms to enhance and sensitive all road users about road
safety  because traditional ceremonies attract many people from within the country and neighbouring countries.

“We will be conducting road safety education and publicity campaigns
at Mkaika Headquarters in Katete district and Mize grounds to ensure
that road safety matters are part of the agenda during traditional
ceremonies,” he said.

Mr Mubanga stated that statistics have indicated that road traffic
accidents are prominent in rural highways where the majority of the
accidents victims are pedestrians and cyclists.

He has also called on traditional leaders to partner with the RTSA to
ensure that people in the rural communities understand matters of road

Mr Mubanga has since cautioned all motorists to observe lower speeds
and desist from drinking whilst driving.