Aiming to reduce traffic accidents in the region, a seminar on the need for drivers to adhere to traffic laws and safety was given in Keren on February 11th.
Asmara, 20 February 2016 – Aiming to reduce traffic accidents in the region, a seminar on the need for drivers to adhere to traffic laws and safety was given in Keren on February 11th.
During the meeting, Mr. Tekhlay Habtemichael, head of land transportation in Anseba region, indicated that upcoming measures to improve traffic safety will include ensuring safety of vehicles and the renewal of title deeds of ownership.
Police Commissioner in Anseba region, Major Habte Gebru, pointed out that carelessness, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, ignoring traffic regulations, driving vehicles that are below operating standards, and failures to give way during heavy traffic are several of the major causes of accidents and the loss of life or property.
He further added that last year, 321 traffic accidents occurred, with 7 people killed and over 250 sustaining various injuries, while over 5 million Nacfa worth of property damage was recorded.
Participants at the meeting raised several recommendations, including the need for establishing new and renovating old traffic signs, constructing pedestrian walkways, organizing awareness campaigns on traffic safety and regulations, and monitoring bicycles, tricycles, and scooters in the city.