Blantyre Police meets motorcycle drivers to educate on traffic laws

The Police Force of Blantyre Police hosted a meeting with motorcycle taxi operators in Blantyre Central Business District (CBD).

Blantyre Police meets motorcycle drivers to educate on traffic laws, Image: facebook
Blantyre Police meets motorcycle drivers to educate on traffic laws, Image: facebook

The Police Force of Blantyre hosted a meeting with motorcycle taxi operators in Blantyre Central Business District (CBD). The meeting, which was hosted on Thursday aimed to remind them about road safety.

The number of road accidents in the region have remained a major cause of concern for the people. Many local residents have reported that taxi drivers and motorists of the city do not care about the traffic rules.

The accidents that have been noted within the region have been caused by neglect and disregard of traffic rules. The road users compromise their safety and that of the other people on the road by not being cautious regarding the rules.

Motorcycle operators were urged to follow road safety rules like wearing crash helmets, avoid over speeding and to work within designated time. The  Blantyre Police Community Policing Coordinator, Dan Sangwa address the motorcycle users.

He asked the taxi operators to work in collaboration with the police in an effort to avoid road accidents. “We are here to protect your lives and property so when you notice others who are not following the rules you have to report them to police,” he said.

Sangwa advised the operators about illegal parking and urged them to park on the authorized areas.

“Be reminded that wrong parking is an offense and if we find you parking at prohibited places you will be arrested,” Sangwa said.

He encouraged those operating in the CBD rank to register with the police by providing the details of their motorcycle and the operator’s personal information so as to recognised.

At the engagement meeting, Sangwa facilitated the formation of a new rank committee to be chaired by Thomas Musesa, one of the operators.

Musesa commended the police for good relationship saying that his committee will help the police to enforce the laws and make sure that their members are following road safety rules and regulations.

“As the new executive we will work hand in hand with the police and bring change at the rank by ensuring that the rules are being followed,” Musesa said.