Commercial cyclists in Bugesera District have been reminded to respect road traffic rules and regulations to prevent likely accident and loss of lives.
They were also urged to partner in community policing activities through timely information sharing to detect, fight and prevent crimes.
Assistant Inspector of Police(AIP) Cyprien Uwitonze, the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) of Bugesera sounded the call on August 9 during a meeting with over 400 cyclists drawn from the sectors of Nyamata, Ntarama and Mayange organized under their cooperatives – COTRAVENYA and Novel company Apparent(NCA).
During the meeting held in Nyamata Sector, AIP Uwitonze challenged them to value their lives and that of others.
The recklessness and negligence, she noted, has cost the lives of their colleagues, their passengers and other road users.
“Preventing road accidents and ensuring safer roads starts with an individual; use the roads with care knowing that there are others people, vehicles and even passengers you transport whose lives matter,” AIP Uwitonze said.
He encouraged them to be active partners in community policing activities and report any wrongdoing their suspect or come across.
“Mind about your speed because in some cases you lose control or brakes and the results are fatal.”
Janvier Uwizeyimana, the chairman of COTRAVENYA warned the members against abusing drugs and urged them to instead fight the vice.
One of the participants Michel Kwizera, also appealed to colleagues to give value to their profession and be catalysts in crime detection and prevention.