Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister, Engineer Biggie Matiza, said police will resume roadblocks and checkpoints on Zimbabwe’s highways to minimise accidents ahead of the festive season.
Matiza said police will be working in partnership with the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe and the Vehicle Inspection Department. In an interview on the sidelines of the Ministry’s Strategic Planning workshop in Bulawayo on Monday, Matiza said police and other stakeholders will be on the road as from next week ahead of the festive season. Said Matiza:
We’ve had quite a number of accidents in the past month and we are taking measures to try and reduce the carnage on our highways. The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe has an extensive programme that they are doing on the roads together with VID and the police. So as from next week there will be many roadblocks whose purpose apart from enforcing traffic rules and regulations, will be to educate motorists on the importance of safe driving.
He said he was meeting Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema tomorrow to discuss modalities of enforcing traffic rules and regulations.