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Ethiopia - Addis bans mobile phones while driving
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, has introduced tough new traffic laws that became effective this past Monday. The use of seat belts is now enforced, mobile phones usage while driving is banned and giving alms at traffic lights is prohibited.
The newly issued Road Traffic Safety Regulations which were ratified by the Addis Ababa City Council prohibits pedestrians from jumping over the ring road barriers, walking on the thoroughfares and mandates crossing the streets using the white lined "zebra crossings".
Sergeant Chief Assefa Mezgebu, from the public relations office of the Addis Ababa City Police Commission Traffic Investigation and Control Department told Capital that pedestrians are strictly prohibited from walking and crossing roads in any area they want.
For drivers, failure to properly maintain their vehicles and diffusing music or other messages through loudspeakers while driving in the city are all punishable under the newly ratified safety regulation.
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የሌላው ሌላ ነው, አቶ መለስ ጫት እየቃሙ ሲሾፍሩ እንዳይገኙ ነው የምፈራው።
Good luck enforcing those rules!
ድንጋጌው አስፈላጊና እንዲያውም በጣም የዘገየ ነው። የመንገድ ክፍልፋይ ሰርጥ ወይም ቀጠና ወይንም “ሌይን” መኖር ለይስሙላ መሆን እስካሁን የሚገርመኝ ነገር ነበር። አንድ የመኪና አስተናባሪ ባለሥልጣን መንገድ መብራት ላይ የሚያውቀውን አሽከርካሪ ከመኪናው አውርዶ እያቀፈ ሰላም ሲል አይቼ የሳቅኩበት ጊዜ ነበር።
አንዳንዶቹ ድንጋጌዎች ግን ጥናት ያስፈልጋቸው ነበር። ላምሳሌ የመኪና ቀበቶ ጉዳይ አሳሳቢ ሆኖ ነው ያገኘሁት።
ባጠቃላይ ግን ጥሩ እርምጃ ነው። እሰየው።
good job,guys……good luck.
No Bluetooth - No hands free device (including bluetooth car-kits - how funny is that?) — Isn’t that too much? Better to be harsh & strict on drink-drivers and chewing Qat/chat while driving!!
P.S. Years ago, my mates in Addis rediculed & named me “BosToo” for having a seat-belt while driving my dad’s Toyota ….!!!
death penality !!! For all violations, zenawi can live with that…)
Expect Dr.Are Mariam to write an article next Monday opposing this new rule.Any way he is single and he has got a lot of time this holiday season.By the way, Happy New year to all and congratulation to Nazret administrators for being Top Ethiopian website.
GREAT START,GOD BLESS EPRDF
this country need low of life goodjob eprdf they are dormant people they must to learn
WE DON’T ALLOW DRIVIGN WHILE CHEWING
CHAT BUT YOU SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE DOING IT.
This is really a good thing. There must always be a road rule in every country. It was embarrassing to see people, cars and sometimes animals traveling together on the main roads. People and vehicles should be separated; in the mean time it could minimize accidents.
Mobile phones, the curse of technology, this is a problem all over the world. What makes me wonder is, in Addis ababa where cars are stick shifts and people has to make frequent stops, one hand has to remain free in order to shift gears.how in the world drivers manage to taik on their cell phones while driving? Anyways the authorities in Addis are doing good job to minimize the accidents.
Katha edulis (Chat) minew teresa?
Almost 80% of the cars in Addis Ababa are outdated and the safety belt never used. Practicaly are not road worthy.
The government should ban all cars under 15 years and allow new brand on the market.
Hope they realize this at least.
good starting we soport you ouer Government
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