African nation aims to reduce road deaths
Cameroon has banned night-time public transit in a dramatic move to quell road death.
According to Reuters, the African nation saw 1,258 people die and 5,000 wounded on its "infamously poor roads," last year, many linked to drunk driving and speeding. Only about 20 percent of the country's roads are paved.
The news agency quoted the Cameroon transport ministry who said only about five percent of the nation's traffic is on the road at night, but its represent 35 percent of accidents.
In a sad turn, people who depend on the bus service to move vegetables to local morning markets seem suddenly lost for transportation - and a way of making an income.
[Reuters, via news.sympatico.ca; photo unrelated: ecuad.ca]