As part of the ongoing campaigns to raise awareness against crimes and promote road safety, the District Police Unit (DPU) of Rulindo, on October 11 reached out to about 800 pupils and students of Groupe Scolaire Shyorongi and enlightened them on the traffic rules and regulations, which will guide them while using the roads.
The in-charge traffic of Rulindo, Inspector of Police (IP) Francois Ndayambaje gave them practical lessons on how they cross the road to prevent the recklessness while using the road, which can result into accident and loss of lives.
“You have to look at both sides of the road before crossing to ensure that no car, motorcycle or even a bicycle coming, and you have to cross fast,” IP Ndayambaje told the students.
He appealed to them to refrain from reckless tendency of playing in the middle of highways.
They were also shown different traffic signs and their meaning. The teachers were also given safety tips on how to help their pupils to cross the road and also urged to instill discipline among their students on use of the road.
Similar lessons are scheduled to be taken in all schools in Rulindo especially those located near highways or whose students use highways to connect to their schools.
Recently, about two months ago 2 pupils of Buhande primary school situated along Musanze-Kigali road were knocked dead by a speeding vehicle and another one injured as they attempted to cross the road.
Meanwhile, Inspector of Police (IP) Celestin Gasana, the commander of Shyorongi Police station, also urged the students to report people in their respective communities that either deal or abuse illicit drugs.
While urging them to distance themselves or refrain from abusing drugs due to their ill-effects, he appealed to them to know their rights and report those who violate them.
Zacharie Nkundimfura, the school headmaster reminded the students to put into practice the safety lessons given to them and to uphold discipline at all times either at school, on the way home and while in their communities.