Zimbabwe has adopted a new Highway code which has officially adopted the SADC signs and signals. All road users are expected to know the new Highway Code and abide by it.
Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo, said driving was a privilege and not a right. Said Gumbo:
To all road users, the upgraded version of the Highway Code is a must-have. It has specific rules for all categories of road users.
My Ministry in terms of Section 1 of the Road Traffic Act Chapter 13.11, promulgated the Road Traffic Signs and Signals regulations Statutory Instrument 41 of 216.This legalised the SADC signs and signals, making them enforceable from that date.
I would like to appeal to all road authorities, including our own department of roads, all urban councils and rural district councils to ensure that they erect the new signs and signals and other devices as required by Statutory Instrument 41 of 2016 and the SADC design manual.