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Police roadblocks necessary

by Njabulo
13 Jul 2017 at 07:05hrs | Views
Dear Editor,

The police roadblocks are necessary in order to fight crime,  to reduce road carnage by vehicles that are not road worthy and to stop people from driving without licences. Many mini bus drivers allow their conductors, who do not hold licences to drive their mini buses to and from town. I am sure that all people have noticed that.

A vehicle that ferries people must be driven by a qualified driver. All drivers have to drive with due care. But what is happening in our roads is very bad as these conductors drive recklessly .

In order, to obviate all this lawlessness, there has to be many road blocks so that the police stop this lawlessness.

Unfortunately, some police officers are conniving with these criminals by taking bribes from them and allowing them to continue to drive mini buses, thereby endangering the lives of passengers. One would not want to undergo a surgical operation being carried out by not a qualified doctor to execute the operation. Similarly, it is not right for these conductors to drive mini buses without any licences.

It is true that many road blocks result in traffic congestion and delays, but they are really necessary . Unfortunately, some police officers are taking advantage of these necessary road blocks to enrich themselves. They even make people to pay spot fines even if their vehicles are road worthy and the drivers would be having all the necessary paperwork. These police officers that are contravening the law need to be arrested .

If Zimbabwe had many cameras in its roads, it was also going to be an advantage to reduce the road blocks numbers. But for the fact that there are no cameras in our roads, then the police officers have to act as those cameras.

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