Driver of the year competition in Mutare

ZPCS Manicaland Province recently held the preliminary round of the Zimbabwe Driver of the Year Competition at Mutare Prison Grounds where seven drivers from the Service participated. The competition was spearheaded by the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe.

Winners from the competition will represent ZPCS Manicaland Province at Manicaland Provincial Competitions scheduled for 4-5 May 2024 at Porusingazi Truck Shop in Mutare. These will be followed by National and World Championships. The aim of the competitions is to sharpen driver’s skills and enforce road safety, thereby reducing road traffic accidents.

The contestants were tested in a number of manoeuvres including pre-trip check, reverse, swing gate, pit, rings, left wheel drive, bull’s eye, rump, overtaking bike, height, timing just to mention a few. The competitors were holders of Class One and Class Two driver’s licences.

In the upcoming Provincial Competitions, ZPCS Manicaland Province will be represented by Correctional Officer Grade 1 (CO1) Ziti Anesu, CO1 Hapadzi Claudious, CO1 Stacha Rashworthy, CO1 Tangwena Tobias, CO1 Chadira Bonface, CO1 Muchedzi Rangarirai and CO1 Matanga Itai.

In 2012, one CO3 Maxwell WARES Mutyamanza managed to clinch position 17 out of 56 at the World Driving Championships that were held in South Africa.

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