Preventing road accidents

Car accidents are a regular occurrence on the national roads PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Car accidents are a regular occurrence on the national roads PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Before and during the recent Easter holidays, we heard much about road safety on national Btv channel and elsewhere. One headline on Btv said: Public education critical to reducing road accidents.

How true that is! At the time, the Ministry of Transport launched a road safety campaign to sensitise the public about road safety issues. Also, the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund joined forces with other stakeholders at the Tropic of Capricorn to do the same.

And the Shakawe Road Safety Committee and pastors held a roadside mass prayer in preparation for the Easter Holidays. Travelling from Francistown to Tonota on the Thursday immediately before the Easter Holidays, we saw a horrific accident which was attended to by four ambulances. And well-known gospel music artist, Mmereki Marakakgoro, died on the road in the early hours of Easter Saturday near Palapye.

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