Police Warn Errant Drivers as Easter Holidays beckon
HARARE – THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) and the Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID), have launched a combined operation targeting errant motorists and defective vehicles.
In a statement on Wednesday, police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said defective vehicles will be impounded to minimise the risk of road traffic accidents during the Easter holidays.
“As the nation commemorates the Easter holiday, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has intensified its operations against all forms of road traffic breaches and criminal activities.
“Records have shown that speeding, human error, misjudgment, overloading and defective motor vehicles contribute to accidents, reckless driving conduct, especially overtaking in situations which are not safe, should be avoided.”
He also warned passengers against boarding pirate taxis.
“Members of the public are urged to avoid boarding ‘mshikashika’ or unregistered vehicles as they risk being mugged.
“Stakeholders such as the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe(TSCZ), Vehicle Examination Department will be working closely with the Zimbabwe Republic Police to ensure that the holidays are accident-free through awareness campaigns and blitz on errant motorists.”