Zungu demands modalities to control reckless, rowdy motorcyclists.

DODOMA: DEPUTY Speaker, Mr Mussa Azzan Zungu has urged the government through the Home Affairs Ministry to see how best they can come up with modalities to control road accidents caused by motorcyclists.

Mr Zungu gave the advice in the National Assembly yesterday, saying almost 90 per cent of the patients admitted at the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) are victims of motorcycle accidents.

Deputy Speaker Zungu gave the statement following a supplementary question from Ali Juma Mohamed (Shaurimoyo-CCM), who suggested for the need to have in place a collective bodaboda registration and licensing to have in place control of motorcyclists.

He said motorcyclists have been bad news to road users as they in many cases do not abide to traffic rules thus causing uncalled for accidents.

Deputy Speaker used the platform to call upon the Home Affairs Ministry to come up with measures and modalities to deal with road accidents, which are increasing daily and costing lives of road users.

Responding to a question, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Jumanne Sagini said the government is applying a number of measures to control road accidents.

Sagini named some of the measures applied to control the situation in carrying out a number of awareness programmes on the need to observe the road traffic rules and regulations to road users.

Moreover, Land Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA) in collaboration with the traffic policy are making a number of regular checks and controls to ensure the drivers are licensed.

Also, he said, they take stern legal measures to motorcyclists who go against the traffic rules and regulations.

Adding that in collaboration with regional administration and local government ministry to form motorcyclists’ groups in which they are educated on the need to abide by the traffic rules.

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