Mat’land chooses best drivers

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THE Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) will tomorrow hold a driver-of-the-year competition for the Matabeleland region in a bid to promote safety of road users.

JUNIOR MOYO
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Regional traffic safety manager Barbra Mpofu said the competition would start from the TSCZ offices at Fort Street, between Connaught Avenue and Masotsha Ndlovu Avenue in the city, with drivers writing a test followed by a practical skills competition at Birkenhead Terminus in Belmont.

The drivers will conclude the competition with a road test in the city centre to prove their knowledge of road safety rules.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony around midday at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.

Mpofu said a number of drivers from different companies across the Matabeleland region would participate in the two-day annual competition.

“Sixty drivers from 17 companies in the Matabeleland region will participate in the competition selected from rigid truck drivers, articulate truck drivers and bus drivers,” Mpofu said.

The drivers should have a minimum of five years driving experience and a valid defensive driving licence.

Mpofu said only nine out of the 60 drivers would be selected to participate in the national competition.

“Only nine drivers will proceed to compete with other regions in the national competition to be held in March on a date to be announced,” she said.