In a bid to reduce road accidents in the district, Mangochi Police Station has embarked on intensive awareness campaigns which will target all road users.

The initiative rolled out on Wednesday at Namwera Trading Centre where 38 motorcyclists were engaged.

Speaking during the meeting, Mangochi Police Station Traffic Officer, Rhodes Chitera urged the motorcyclists to adhere to traffic rules at all times.

Chitera outlined that, almost 60% of the road accidents in the district involve the motorcyclists due to non compliance to road traffic rules.

Chitera advised the motorcyclists to put on crush helmets, reflecting jackets, insure and register their motorcycles, get riding licence, avoid carrying more than one pillion passenger and follow proper riding of their motorcycles to avoid accidents.

Adding up, Traffic Sub Inspector Maxwell Sabola urged the motorcyclists to be vigilant when operating their businesses as some criminals pretend to be customers with an aim of robbing or killing them.

In his remarks, the chairman for Motorcyclists in the area, Lasten Saidi applauded the Police for the gesture.

He assured the officers that they will take the message seriously and will convey it to others who did not attend the meeting.

Police have since assured members of the community of continued engagements to reduce accidents in the district.

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