Nkhata Bay police station have on Friday, August 21 embarked on intensive awareness campaign in which messages of road safety were preached to all road users in Nkhata Bay District.
Police Station, Assistant Traffic Officer Chrissy Msume reminded all road users of some important traffic rules and regulations to residence in the district.
Msume also urged drivers to refrain from overspeeding, exceeding carrying capacity and driving whilst drunk. She also asked motor bike riders to be putting on crash helmets whenever operating on the road.
“Pedestrians, specifically those who take beer should be drinking responsibly as most hit and run road accidents affect such people who irresponsibly drink and sleep on the road; For safety of children, parents and guardians are being reminded of their responsibility to look after their children and ensure that they prevent them from playing along the road,” Msume said.
The exercise comes in the wake of rising road accidents along Nkhata Bay – Nkhotakota M5 road in which pedestrians were killed in separate incidents.
In other interventions the traffic personnel in the district have impounded 10 vehicles and 18 motor bikes over various offences whose drivers and riders already paid fines.
Meanwhile, as more plans and interventions are being strategized, Nkhata Bay police assured members of the community of all possible measures to reduce road accidents.