By Inspirer Reporter.
The training, which started early last month, targeted managers of travel agencies, special hires and motorcyclists, including operations and logistical managers.
More than 440 transporters benefited from the training, which was designed to supplement the ongoing national road safety campaign, Gerayo Amahoro, towards behavioural change and safe road usage.
It was conducted by Rwanda National Police (RNP), Rwanda Utility and Regulatory Authority (RURA), Special Guarantee Fund (SGF) and Health People Rwanda (HPR).
The training focused mainly on the role of managers in monitoring and controlling their drivers’ behaviour and discipline.
It emphasised the importance of respecting traffic rules and regulations including regulating speed, not tampering with speed governor, doing away with dangerous behaviours of using a phone when driving, drunken driving and driving under stress.
While speaking to transporters in Huye, the Regional Police Commander-South, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jean Claude Kajeguhakwa, emphasized the role of leadership in preventing road carnage and promoting road safety.
“We still see drivers and motorcyclists using the road in a reckless and dangerous way, which at times result into loss of lives. You have a duty as managers to monitor your drivers,” ACP Kajeguhakwa said.
He reminded them that the road is used by other people like pedestrians, whose rights should be respected as well.
Gerayo Amahoro is a sustainable 52-week national road safety campaign that aims at behavioural change for all road users
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