Its time some people learnt driving etiquette

Editor, As a regular driver in Kigali, I have observed people drive with a disregard to driving rules and etiquette. One of the most common offence observed is driving while speaking on a mobile telephone. This is the largest vice. If a survey was to be made, I can guarantee that 7 out of 10 vehicles on the roads would be driven by people attending to their calls.
A busy Kigali street. Drivers with poor road etiquette cause the majority of accidents
A busy Kigali street. Drivers with poor road etiquette cause the majority of accidents

Editor,

As a regular driver in Kigali, I have observed people drive with a disregard to driving rules and etiquette. One of the most common offence observed is driving while speaking on a mobile telephone. This is the largest vice.

If a survey was to be made, I can guarantee that 7 out of 10 vehicles on the roads would be driven by people attending to their calls.

These drivers are always very distracted and have the tendency of swerving along the road or slowing down suddenly as they try to keep control of their vehicles while speaking.

This is very dangerous most especially because taxi-motos are prone to being hit by these swerving cars.

Another issue is people not indicating when they are about to turn. Taxi-motos are guilty of often making sudden U-turns in the roads. This is dangerous because vehicles often up hitting these riders. They also have the habit of swerving between cars from left to right

I appeal first of all to the drivers who have these habits. Our lives are precious and it is a terrible thing to cause an accident. My second appeal is to the traffic police to observe and punish those drivers displaying these vices o.
At the end of the day, many lives will be saved and we will be a happy nation. Let us ACT to stop bad driving etiquette and not REACT to their devastating consequences.

Dolce Mirage

dolcemirage@gmail.com

 

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