The National Road Safety Council conducted a road safety awareness campaign in Kimbe, West New Britain Province this week, to educate road users on road safety rules and measures.
This awareness was funded under the Asian Development Bank Bridge Replacement Program, for rural access along the New Britain Highway.
Kimbe Police Traffic, Department of Works, Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited and Land Transport officials were engaged in this awareness.
Many people turned up at Kimbe town’s Independence Park for the road safety awareness.
This awareness program is part of the NRSC initiative to educate road users and pedestrians, drivers and passengers about road safety, while commuting the New Britain Highway, where ADB funded projects of two lane bridges are underway.
The two lane bridges will allow vehicles to travel at high speed, and this poses high accidental risks for road users along the New Britain Highway.
In a collaborative effort, implementing agencies, the Kimbe Traffic Police, Department of Works, Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited and Lands and Transport have been engaged in this awareness.
MVIL OIC, Dulcie Ragu, urged vehicle owners operating without valid driver’s licenses to register their vehicles for insurance purposes.
Road users have been encouraged to follow traffic rules and maintain safety conduct at all times when using the road to avoid accidents.