sadc_logo2.jpgThe SADC Ministers of Transport and Meteorology meetings recently held in Centurion, South Africa challenged member states to speedily implement harmonised traffic laws across the region. 

SADC Ministers urged member states to accelerate the joint designing and implementation of programmes and projects including development of necessary legal and institutional frameworks to facilitate the smooth and efficient movement of people and goods in the region.

 

Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe Managing Director, Mr. Obio Murambiwa Chinyere says standardising traffic rules and regulations is a priority that SADC needs to address as a matter of urgency.

The proposed harmonised traffic laws are meant to address challenges which include policing, road fines, insurance, vehicle fitness among other issues.

 

While the ministers agreed on an action plan to reduce road deaths, they also emphasised integrating infrastructure plans and the joint financing of such developments.