The Automobile Association of Tanzania have just published their latest Club News Magazine – “On the Move”.
The magazine provides you with an up date of what the Automobile Association of Tanzania has been busy with during 2019 and what they are planning for 2020.
The 12th edition of the magazine includes a foreword from Dr. Harrison George Mwakyembe (MP) – the Minister for Information, Culture, Arts And Sports, where he states that “the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania fully supports the initiative of AAT in building a safe nation through safe driving”.
Nizar Jivani, the President of the AA of Tanzania, in his foreword thanked the Ministry of Information, Culture, arts and Sports, National Sports Council of Tanzania, Regional Sports Officer in the Regional Commissioners office Dar es Salaam, the Traffic Police and above all the media for helping AA Tanzania to promote road safety.
The magazine has a wide range of topics that are covered, including statistics and data on accidents, motor importation, to Motor Sport Developments / Road Safety Initiatives.
A fantastic initiative deals with the AAT/ FIA launch of go kart training for young drivers – page 25 to 27.
Information and results of the 2019 Rally of Tanzania can be found on page 29.
The AAT’s Road Safety Campaign – “I Feel Unsafe Going to School” highlights the success of this Road Safety Initiative and the difference that AAT is making in keeping roads safer.
A bonus for motorists in East Africa, are the tables on pages 12-14, that deal with the traffic offences, and the expected fines in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, which serve as a great guide for understanding traffic offences.
Road Traffic accidents are responsible for over a million deaths per year, and more than 40 million injuries worldwide.
This has to stop. AAT has been in the front line of this and we started by training 5000+ Boda Boda Riders in Tanzania 5 years ago followed by training 2565 School Teachers on Road Safety Signs and erected Road Safety Signs outside Schools in Dar es Salaam in 2018 and in 2019 further trained more school teachers and teachers for the disabled children. Our Actions will continue to benefit more than 75,000 children in Dar es Salaam. – Yusuf Ghor – AAT’s CEO.