It has come to my notice that motorists do not respect zebra crossings in Kigali City. As far as I know, many drivers deliberately break the traffic law knowing police have not a bite and pedestrians do not know their right at zebra crossings.
I have also discovered that it is only the Kwa Rubangura zebra crossing which is respected by our drivers, just because police are always deployed in this area.
Failure to respect pedestrians creates a lot of fear and insecurity in us. This is slowing doing business in Kigali as some of us fear to go to Kigali city centre.
Please, I request the police to come to our rescue! These are some of my proposals:-
1. I usually see posters labeled “Alcohol and cars don’t mix....,” therefore sign posts informing drivers that “zebra crossing ahead” should be erected a few metres from the crossings to alert drivers.
2. Traffic police should keep informing drivers about the importance of zebra crossings and the money they may spend in fines.