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February 21, 2024
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LESOTHO ROADS NEED MAINTENANCE

Maseru, April.17 — Motorists ranging from the ages of 31 to 40 are reported to be the most exposed group to the occurring road accidents that are happening across the country.

This information emerged at the press conference held by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport  with the purpose of tabling a report on the road safety campaigns which were implemented during the Easter holidays

Speaking at this event the minster to the said ministry Mr. Matjato Moteane stated that the campaigns were looking into issues of road worthiness of motor vehicles, the usage of safety belts, over speeding as well as drunken driving.

He indicated that over speeding  remains a challenge that still needs to be attended to, so that the country achieves a road accident free target.

He however mentioned that in 2010, the roads in  Lesotho were at an average state and as time went on, they deteriorated and  the government has to take measures to ensure 
that roads within the country are accessible.

Meanwhile, Mrs. ‘Makhabele Lebesa of the Road Safety department indicated that from  Easter holidays, inspections were done on 2061 vehicles, 65 spot fines were issued and 253 motorists were found overspending.

She showed that 143 motorists were found with an average rate of drunken driving, 37 with moderate and 4 with over drinking.

She also mentioned that as compared to the previous holidays, the rate of reported road injuries and deaths were reported at very low prices.

The Maseru district is reported to have the highest reports of road accidents followed by the Leribe districts.

Light vehicles are reported to be the ones involved in car accidents with the involvement of meter taxis.

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