Traffic safety campaign: Hearing impaired junior MP defies odds

Being handicapped is no deterrent to excelling and rising against any odds.

A young parliamentarian championing traffic safety has become a living testimony that a hearing impairment is no obstacle to her goal of being an ambassador of road regulations.

She will not be deterred.

Even a hearing impairment is not enough to confine junior parliamentarian Rujeko Wenera.

The 17 year old Emerald School for the Deaf student says she has resolved to campaign for traffic safety regardless of her condition and will take the message even to other disabled persons with similar impairments.

The story is different with those without any impairment, says Wenera who argues that most times drivers assume pedestrians with hearing impairment are being rude when in fact they do not even hear the hooters.

Other junior parliamentarians also believe that traffic safety is important as a national cause for both the young and the mature road users.

The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe says junior parliamentarians are important in its drive to inculcate values of road rules observance among young people.

“Catch Them Young,” could be the keyword in this campaign but moreso further enhanced by involving others with impairments such as young parliamentarian Honourable Rujeko Wenera.

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