WITH road accidents still claiming the lives of hundreds of innocent people, there is need to monitor drivers who cause accidents through drink-driving.
The call was made by Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr Ibrahim Mwamakula, of the Traffic Police Division when he toured the Tanzania Breweries Limited plant as part of festivities to mark the Road Safety Week.
SSP Mwamakula said that police records indicate that there is a small number of road accidents which are caused by drink-driving, but there is every reason to believe that the number might be high.
He said this was because there were some accidents which occurred and were not recorded, or they were recorded but the real reason for the accident was not identified.
"Every day we receive accident cases, and sometimes these accidents are caused because the driver was drunk at time, but somehow this is overlooked. But these cases happen," he said.
The police officer lauded TBL for their policies on their product, saying although it was a beer making company, they still ensured that their customers drank responsibly, a policy which was also applied at the company premises.
For his part, TBL Corporate Affairs and Legal Director, Stephen Kilindo, said that as responsible brewers, they ensure that they communicate information which will enable their consumers to make wellinformed choices.
"As ambassadors, we are all responsible for communicating the company's responsible alcohol consumption message to our families, friends and consumers," he said.
He said TBL would continue to work closely with the police in the country to ensure that people drink responsibly and that they do not drink and drive.