Police caution motorists after road mishaps claim more lives

The police have cautioned motorists to drive with care to avoid accidents like in this picture above
The police have cautioned motorists to drive with care to avoid accidents like in this picture above

SELEBI-PHIKWE: A holiday prayer session held here Tuesday heard that there were nine road accident fatalities between January and June this compared to three in the same period last year.

Semakaleng Matlhake of Botswana Police Service (BPS) said that the deaths were due to reckless driving, failure to use safety belts and the overindulgence in alcohol and drugs.  He said that the number has since increased as only three deaths were recorded during the same period last year.  “This year we have recorded nine deaths from January to June. The number has increased as last year we recorded three deaths. The deaths are due to drivers who fail to obey road rules,” he said.

Matlhake also said that drivers should desist from the tendency to disobey road laws as this ends up costing their lives and even the lives of passengers and pedestrians.  He said that in all nine deaths, five deaths were caused by drivers’ failure to use safety belts.  “Drivers should avoid the tendency of buckling up only when they see police officers. Safety belts should be used even when police officers are not there,” he said.

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