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Club news: 1000 Tanzanian boda boda drivers trained in road safety

Publication date: 04 April 2014

Launched in January 2014, the third phase boda boda rider training for two and three wheelers is increasing road safety. The programme is teaching 1000 riders driving skills and comprehension of road signs free of charge.

On 9 April, the drivers will receive their certificates for successful completion of the programme. An additional ten police officers have been trained in driving skills to curb accidents and promote safety. In total, six locations had been selected for such training. The Automobile Association of Tanzania (AAT) in partnership and with funding from the Federation International de Automobile (FIA), FIA Action for Road Safety and with local supporting partners, Tanzania Traffic Police HQ and National Road Safety Council of Tanzania are leading the programme.

In the first and second phase of the programme in 2012 and 2013, respectively, a total of 2,800 riders have been trained in conjunction with Tanzanian police HQ and funded by AAT and FIA Action for Road Safety.

As part of this programme, special reflective stickers are being distributed for night vision in Dar es Salaam; the stickers will increase visibility and curb accidents. Boda Boda riders will also be advised on the importance of insurance for motorcycles, riders and passengers.

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