Road Safety Alert Foundation (ROSAF) a non -governmental organization advocating for better road usage and sharing as one way of minimizing road accidents says lack of tolerance amongst road users remains one the major causes of road accidents in the country.
ROSAF Executive Director, Joel Jere, was speaking in Lilongwe after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lilongwe City Council on the International Walking Charter which calls for reduced road speeds in our cities to minimize accidents.
Jere said the just commemorated 7th UN Global Road Safety Week is such a milestone in reminding policymakers to rethink mobility to make walking, cycling and public transport safe and convenient for all.
Lilongwe City Mayor Councilor Richard Banda disclosed that the council has adopted a vision of making sure that all roads being constructed should be safe and inclusive especially to vulnerable road users by making sure they have segregated pathways for pedestrians and cyclists.
According to the Global Road Safety Facility, about 62 percent of Road Crash Fatalities and injuries are in the economically productive age groups with males leading the table.
Reported by Grant Mhango, MBC Online Services.