RATSA urges pupils to use appropriate transport back to school

By Staff Reporter

 

ROAD Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) has urged parents and guardians to ensure that pupils do not use trucks or open vans as schools open today.

RTSA Head of Public Relations Frederick Mubanga has cautioned that such kind of vehicles compromise road safety for travellers.

In a statement to NewsDayZambia.com over the weekend, Mubanga said parents and guardians should ensure that pupils use appropriate modes of transport such as buses avoid road traffic accidents when returning to school.

He said there was an anticipated increase in traffic on the road as most pupils return from holiday while others were heading to various boarding schools across the country.

“The increase in the number of vehicles using the road during this period poses a great risk to all road users if traffic rules and regulations are not adhered to. RTSA has observed that trucks are often used for transportation of people contrary to the traffic rules and regulations,” Mubanga said.

Mubanga has further cautioned all Public Service Vehicle (PSV) drivers to observe appropriate speed limits to avoid any road traffic accidents during this period and beyond.