Use of Speed Governors reduced accidents by 65%

By IGIHE
On 12 October 2017 at 05:16

The use of Speed Governors by public service vehicles helped to reduce accidents in public transport by 65% in the past nine months, the Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety Department at Rwanda National Police (RNP), CP George Rumanzi has said.

Rumanzi who was speaking Thursday in a consultative meeting on ‘Road and Traffic Accident Prevention’ which brought together officers from RNP and staff from Ministry of Infrastructure and other related institutions said that many people are likely to lose their lives when one public bus involved in an accident.

He said that in fatal accidents that occurred during this year, 18 people lost their lives while 62 were injured.

“In cars installed with speed governors, accidents reduced by 65%. This indicates that nowadays’ accidents are not caused by overspeeding. The problem is among drivers, that is where we should focus.” he said

A public transport bus that involved in road accident at Shyorongi, Rulindo District

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