1 June 2016
FARMERS taking their produce to the market have been urged to travel during the day to avoid accidents, a senior cop said.
National Police Spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said they are deeply concerned with loss of lives through road accidents and urged motorists to observe traffic rules.
â€œWe are urging motorists to avoid speeding and to exercise caution when travelling.
â€œFarmers should not travel at night with their produce as they risk their lives,â€ said Snr Ass-Comm Charamba.
â€œAll drivers should take note that night driving is risky due to poor visibility which is made worse by narrow roads and potholes.
â€œSome motorists are driving with defective lights at night and in most cases reaction time is slow due to visibility problems.
â€œOther drivers will also be speeding despite these highlighted conditions.
â€œMotorists should plan their journeys to curtail road accidents, where possible night driving should be avoided at all cost.
â€œIt is sad that we have lost so many lives on our roads and police are passionately appealing to motorists to schedule their journeys.
â€œPolice have actually noted that motorists do not take heed of our calls to exercise caution and restraint due to conditions on the roads.
â€œThey only cry foul after the accident. This attitude should change. We are encouraging members of the public to carry their identity cards in order to assist police in the identification process in the event of traffic accidentsâ€.
Meanwhile, police have announced the names of a fatal road traffic accident victims which occurred on May 27 at the 51km peg along Harare-Wedza Road and appealed for the identification of one body.
Nyanhewe Vimbai Marlis, 22, of Marondera, Idzai Chioreso, 64, of Gutu, Cynthia Kaingidza, 52, of Seke and Lucia Tambura, 29, of Mahusekwa are the identified victims.