Zebra crossing spots will reduce accidents

Editor, I am grateful to what is being done by City Authorities concerning the upgrading of the Kigali road network. It has certainly brought us joy, to be utilizing a brand new network of the road in Kigali.

Editor,

I am grateful to what is being done by City Authorities concerning the upgrading of the Kigali road network. It has certainly brought us joy, to be utilizing a brand new network of the road in Kigali.

However, much as motorists do their part in maintaining the discipline and respecting zebra crossings in Kigali, many of the spots where these are located crossings need to be repainted.

For example, the zebra crossing in Kimihurura just after the umurenge offices as you are heading to city centre, is vital since it facilitates students who cross to nearby schools. Today, it is very hard to notice the zebra crossings here.

I witnessed a near tragic situation at the spot just after UTC as you reach the round about in town where a motorist almost knocked a pedestrian who was legitimately going through the zebra crossing spot.

The zebra crossing in this spot has totally faded. My urgent appeal to city authorities is not only to paint pedestrain hotspots in the newly tarmaced areas of Kigali, but to repaint those that have been worn out like the one below UTC, to curb unforeseen tragedy to pedestrians.

Hassan Kibirango
hassan.kibi@yahoo.com

 

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