Police in Arusha are offering road training for motorcyclists in a bid to improve safety on local roads, the Arusha Times reports.

Drivers of two-wheel vehicles are being given instruction in basic traffic rules and road signs at the main police hall in the city.

The regional traffic officer Amiri Konja told the Arusha Times that so far 50 people had gone through the training. Many of the participants had received no previous driving instruction and did not hold a valid driving licence. However Konja stressed that the course is not a substitute for formal driving lessons and that participants are encouraged to register with a driving school to obtain their licence.