Masvingo – The newly erected state of the art traffic lights at intersection Robert Mugabe and Leopold Takawira Street in Masvingo have troubled many motorists as they are failing to interpret the signals.
The traffic lights controls traffic in the same lanes at different intervals which has resulted in motorists who were used to the old traffic lights going through before their turn.
Masvingo Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) Assistant Depot Manager, Fani Boko however said problems being faced at the junction amid the erection of a traffic light are caused by ignorance from motorists.
"That traffic light is simple and straight forward. It shows directions, it shows time and even shows pedestrians if they have the right of way. It's latest technology, so I can say. Motorists are however ignorant to the instructions given from the traffic light. Many of them, especially pirating taxi drivers are not patient to follow instructions.
"We however urge motorists to be patient and follow traffic rules as they learnt during their driving lessons. They will actually lose nothing than what they are currently doing which might see them get involved in avoidable accidents. Drivers should practice extreme caution," Boko said.
Most motorists who have welcomed the development have however called for another traffic light at junction Robert Mugabe and Simon Muzenda Avenue.news