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Legislation workshop sponsored by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety

20-09-2015

Lawyers meet to discuss potential policy action for improving road safety

Lawyers meet to discuss potential policy action for improving road safety

Lawyers representing different firms attended a Legislation Workshop in Tanzania. The workshop was meant to enhance participants’ capacity on development of comprehensive legislation on the main risk factors associated with road injury and death.

Participants looked at the overviewing status of road injuries and fatalities and the magnitude of the issue in Tanzania to develop legal context. Additionally, the participants reviewed the challenges and opportunities of implementing a road safety legal framework in Tanzania.

At the workshop, participants completed a number of tasks including reviewing evidence for relevant risk factors, identifying ways to improve laws and regulations, outlining proposed changes to the Road Traffic Act to include mandatory helmet usage for passengers.

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