The Zambian Road Safety Trust has appealed to the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and the Zambia Police to clamp down on over speeding drivers.
ZRST Chairman for Zambian Road Safety Trust Daniel Mwamba says over speeding vehicles were endangering the lives of innocent children across the country.
Mr Mwamba noted with sadness that yesterday in Lusaka an innocent child he did not name was killed and another seriously injured left with permanent disability.
He has since appealed to local authorities to ensure that roads in residential areas are safe for children to use.
According to a statement released to ZANIS today, Mr Mwamba said his organisation will continue with efforts to improve children’s road awareness and safety.
He pointed out that in the last three months , the Zambian Road Safety Trust has taught and encouraged over 9,000 children in primary school to use the roads safely.
Mr Mwamba regretted that road traffic accidents have been on the increase in Zambia with 29,118 cases been recorded out of which 624 pedestrians were killed.
He said according to the Police, two pedestrians and a cyclist are killed on a daily basis by careless drivers on Zambian Roads.
Mr Mwamba urged Zambian drivers to be cautious and reduce speed when driving and give right of way to children.