Malawi Police have been shocked with the high rise of road accidents in the country and they are warning careless drivers that they will face the law if they don’t adhere to road regulations.
Police says that they have also noted that some careless drivers are still endangering innocent lives of road users by exceeding seating capacity and overloading of their vehicles.
In the mean time they have warned that any driver who exceeds the sitting capacity of any passenger vehicle will be liable to prosecution and likewise any traffic law enforcer who treats such driver with leniency will be dealt with disciplinary.
Therefore traffic officers are strictly being directed to intensify conducting patrols targeting the following areas: (1) conducting sensitization on the new developments of the traffic law (2) Apprehend & prosecute as required by the law drivers who exceeds the capacity of their vehicle (3) check excessive speeding by exercising stratigical deployments (4) Resist any attempts of corruption in the course of duty. Our integrity and professionalism should be paramount in discharging our traffic duties.
Malawi has been rocked with miscelleneous accidents in recent months whereby so many people have lost their lives due reckless driving and drunk driving.