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Officer Commanding Masvingo launches road campaign in style

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Officer Commanding Masvingo launches road campaign in style

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ROSELINE MUTARE

MIRROR REPORTER

MASVINGO – Officer Commanding Masvingo, Sen Assistant Commissioner Crispen Charumbira launched the Police festive season road traffic awareness campaign in style yesterday when he mingled with motorists at road blocks giving them bottled water, pamphlets and sweets.

He reminded drivers that sweets kept them awake while water keeps them hydrated particularly in this hot weather.

The travelling public appeared to like the friendly and service-oriented approach that Commissioner Charumbira took.

He urged motorists to be wary of robbers that are in the lurk on the highways and reminded them to lock their car doors when they stop and go out.

He told The Mirror during the launch in Chivi that one of the key reasons for the campaign was to reduce the number of accidents during this festive season. Of particular emphasis was the need to rest when the driver felt tired, to avoid driving while drunk and avoid getting on the roads at night.

Commissioner Charumbira was accompanied by his spokesperson, Inspector Dhewa and other senior officers.

“As Masvingo ZRP we have launched this campaign with the aim of reducing road traffic accidents.

“All motorists should ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy before embarking on a journey. They should not overload when traveling so that they drive safely to arrive alive.

“We handed out mineral water and sweets to drivers and their passengers as way of reminding them that sweets keep them awake when they are driving while water keeps them hydrated.

“Drivers should never leave their vehicles unlocked when parked, we encourage them to lock their vehicles manually. Always remember that speed thrills but kills,” he said.

Zimbabwe road accident statistics go up significant during public holidays.

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