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Slow drivers to be fined

by Staff Reporter
16 Apr 2017 at 05:31hrs | Views
Slow drivers caught driving below the minimum speed limit will soon be fined as they have been  blamed for contributing  to accidents, Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe spokesperson Ernest Muchena has said.

At the moment regulations to do with speed was focusing on maximum speed only

Drivers caught traveling  below 50km/hr will be punished.

"The upgraded Highway Code also has minimum speed signs. We were used to regulatory signs but we now have prohibitive and command signs.

"The minimum speed sign is white with a blue background and tells the driver to travel for example at 50 km/hr or above. If you are caught driving below 50km/hr that will be an offence," he is quoted saying by Sunday News.

"You will not find that sort of sign in Bulawayo urban but maybe on the road from Bulawayo to Nkayi where there may be a continuous stretch.

"When you are traveling at 100km/hr on such a stretch then you come across someone driving at 30km/hr, such scenarios may contribute to accidents, especially when you are coming from behind."

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Source - Sunday News