The National Traffic Police has called on students to play due role as regards lowering instances of traffic accident. Asmara, 13 April 2013 – The National Traffic Police has called on students to play due role as regards lowering instances of traffic accident. It made the call in connection with seminars, during which it was stated that stepped-up endeavors are being exerted to this end in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, and that juvenile awareness pertaining to traffic laws has become the primary interest.
Lt. Colonel Tadesse Birhane, Commander of the National Traffic Police, said that the main causes of traffic accidents generally are instances of disinclination to abide by traffic laws, which include alcohol consumption before driving and misuse of the zebra crossing by drivers and pedestrians. “The only means of slashing instance of traffic accidents is promoting sense of responsibility among drivers and pedestrians,” he stressed.
Among students, Haben Tesfai, Milkias Abebe, Lidia Teshome and Danait Woldu called for persistent promotional campaigns so as to ensure the necessary behavioral change to this end, especially among students.