‘Collective responsibility key in reducing road accidents’

06Dec 2019
Aisia Rweyemamu
The Guardian
‘Collective responsibility key in reducing road accidents’

TRAFFIC Police Commander Fortunatus Muslim has said collective responsibility in dealing with road safety is among the key ways that will significantly reduce road accidents in the country.

Fortunatus Muslim

Muslim made the suggestion yesterday in Moshi Municipality when opening the media follow up training, jointly organised by World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children.

"Road safety is not only traffic police issue, it is everyone responsibility,” Muslim stressed.

Muslim acknowledged that media have significantly contributed in reducing the number of road crashes in the country.

In educating the public on road safety issues he said currently the number of road accidents has decreased compared to the previous year and “our target is to reduce the number of road accidents up to 50 percent by 2020.”

Muslim urged journalists to effectively use the road safety training provided to create awareness to the general public in order to help them to get rid of road crashes and contribute to the national development.

He said that the national development depends on people, asked journalists to report and broadcast information that will provide solution to the public instead of writing news that is threatening them.

According to the commander, statistics show that in 2018, number of crashes has dropped by 33 percent, resultant deaths dropped by 31 percent and injuries decreased by 32 percent compared to the preceding year.

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