minibus-accident1.jpgGovernment will commence an exercise of de-registering driving schools that are not complying with the set standards. This came out during the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety in Harare.

The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Infrastructural Development will de-register driving schools which are failing to comply with set standards.

 

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Patson Mbiriri, who was speaking at the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety in Harare said efforts to tame the traffic jungle on the country’s roads will intensify.

 

He added that driving schools and motorists who flout regulations will be dealt with accordingly.

Speaking on the sidelines of the launch, Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe Managing Director, Mr. Obio Chinyere, said his organisation in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police, Vehicle Inspection Department, Central Vehicle Registry, ZINARA, and the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare have come up with various strategies that will be implemented in the next 10 years, under the mandate of the United Nations decade of action for road safety.

The United Nations General Assembly launched the Decade of Action on Road Safety in March 2010 in an effort to reduce road carnage. The Zimbabwean government also responded by launching the country’s decade of action for road safety campaign at a ceremony held in Harare.

Last year, an average of five people perished on the country’s roads each day and almost forty were injured daily.

 

It has been observed that Friday nights, Saturdays and festive seasons record more accidents. This Easter holidays saw 83 people perishing on the country’s roads.