Following an increase in the number of road traffic accidents in Zambia, the Government is considering banning public service vehicles from travelling on the roads between 19:00 – 05:00. Zambia has witnessed several horrific accidents in recent weeks, and the rising death toll is prompting political action.
From the Zambia Daily Mail –
Can night travel ban bring sanity on our roads?
The Serenje road horror and many others which have occurred in the recent past are an indication that road safety still remains elusive despite the many intervention measures by RTSA and other stakeholders.
Statistics show a gloomy picture of road safety. For instance, in the third quarter of 2015 it was reported that 8,639 road accidents occurred across the country compared to the 8,266 recorded during the same period of 2014.
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