In an effort to promote road safety, preventing road accidents and attacks on motorcycle taxi operators, Balaka Police Station on Monday sensitised the motorcycle taxi operators on the road safety.
Speaking at Balaka Township Motorcycle Terminal known as Manica, Balaka Police Station Traffic Officer Inspector Brenda Khofi said the sensitisation was aimed at reminding the motorcycle taxi operators on their roles, responsibilities as far as road safety and crime prevention guiding principles of concern.
However, Traffic Inspector Brenda Khofi warned the motorcycle taxi operators not to regard business as usual whenever they are using the road, but observe personal safety and other road users always, adding that operating during old hours attracts criminals especially in uncharted routes.
On his part, one of the motorcycle taxi operators Joackim Molosoni thanked police for the timely intervention, saying this will prevent them from being attacked by criminals who come pretending as real customers while they are not.
He said many motorcycle taxi operators are being attacked and the messages given will help them to know fake and real customers such that they will prevent loss of lives and being robbed of their motorcycles.
During the sensitisation, motorcycle taxi operators were sensitised on avoiding riding unregistered motorcycles even without driver’s licence, riding without putting on clash helmet, not to use headsets when on ride, carrying more than one passengers and among others.
Reported by Emmanuel