AT THE END OF THE THREE DAY NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANSIED BY THE NATIONAL GENDARMERIE DURING THE EASTER WEEKEND, THE SUM OF CLOSE TO 31 MILLION FRANCS WAS COLLECTED AS PENALTIES.
The penalties were paid by some 2500 defaulters along the Yaounde – Douala – Bafoussam – Yaounde, Yaounde – Ayos and Yaounde – Mbalmayo – Sangmelima – Ebolowa highways.
The balance sheet of the exercise was presented to the press by Brigadier General Elokobi Daniel Ndjock, Director of Central Coordination.
The General indicated that the campaign was intended to control and sanction road users who violate the Highway Code.
He indicated that most drivers were sanctioned for not putting on safety builts and for exceeding the prescribed speed limits on the highways.
Brigadier General Elokobi Daniel Ndjock who was speaking on behalf of the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence in charge of the National Gendarmerie said the road safety campaign was organized as part of government’s fight against road accidents.
2012 ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN: 21 MILLION IN 3 DAYS
THE FIRST NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN FOR 2012 HAS BEEN ORGANISED ON THE YAOUNDÉ – DOUALA – BAFOUSSAM – BERTOUA – EBOLOWA HIGHWAYS.
The three day campaign which started on Friday 6th April ended on 8th April 2012.
Organised by the National Gendarmerie with logistical support from the Ministry of Transport, the exercise was intended to punish recalcitrant road users and consequently fight against recurrent accidents on the country’s major highways.
At the end of the three days, 21 million francs was collected from 1700 defaulters tracked down. They paid penalties that range from 2400 to 25000 frs depending on the gravity of the fault.
The Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence in charge of the National Gendarmerie who was personally on the Yaounde – Sangmalima track, promised hard times for road users who do not heed to the regulations enforce.
He indicated that this repressive phase shall extend to the three Northern regions.
The Gendarmerie boss also promised sanctions to officers of the military who place their caps in front of vehicles to influence or intimidate road safety officers.