Senegalese Transporters Strike Over Road Safety Measures

Written by on January 20, 2023

Following measures taken by the Senegalese Government to combat road insecurity, the transport sector in the country has embarked on strike to protest against some of the measures and lack of consultation.

The government while responding to an accident that occurred on Monday and claimed the lives of nineteen people announced nearly two dozen measures, to combat road challenges. Let’s join Bashiroh Abdulganiyu for the updates and more

The transport sector in Senegal has embarked on strike, with a number of unions joining forces to denounce the measures taken to combat road insecurity.

A plan announced in the wake of the deadly accident in the department of Kaffrine. But some transporters protest against the lack of consultation, and the impossibility of applying certain measures.

Recall that On Monday, a fatal bus accident cost the life of at least 19 people, bringing the death toll of car crashes to about 60 in a matter of days.

The government responded by announcing nearly two dozen measures, including limiting buses and trucks to 90 kilometres per hour (56 mph), banning night buses and outlawing the import of used tyres as the suspected cause of last week’s accident.

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