The proactive act is meant to ensure that traffic rules and regulations are respected for the safety of everyone on the road.
The campaign started on different roads in City of Kigali where drivers, taxi-moto operators, passengers and pedestrians were explained on the meaning of road symbol signs, including traffic control lights and red-light cameras.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Gerald Mpayimana, the Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety said that the red light cameras were introduced to counter violations of traffic lights and bad maneuvers, which cause traffic jam and road crashes.
"We need road users to beware of the meaning of traffic light colour, understand that their violations especially in intersection that have cameras will lead to penalties, and know the meaning of different road traffic symbols including cross-walks," ACP Mpayimana said.
RNP spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera said that this is part of the continuous Police campaigns to remind road users of their individual responsibility when using the road to prevent accidents.
“This campaign was initiated to remind road users on the traffic regulations and how to use the road safely. Road users should know and respect traffic control lights, sign posts and road lines, which direct traffic flow," CP Kabera said.
He added that in addition to the speed cameras set to penalize speeding motorists red light cameras were also installed to detect those, who enter intersections in wrong manner violating road lines or violate traffic lights.
Rwanda National Police installed CCTV, speed cameras and Red-Light Cameras (RLC). The RLC is an automated system that detects and captures images of automobiles entering an intersection after the traffic signal controlling the intersection has turned red.