Drivers’ association urges RTSA to impound contravening vehicles

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Drivers’ association urges RTSA to impound contravening vehicles

Lusaka, May 29th, ZANIS—The Public and Private Drivers Association of Zambia (PPDAZ) has called on the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) to impound  buses that load from the streets in the town centre.

PPDAZ president Josiah Majuru said bus drivers who have opted to be loading in the streets instead of the designated bus stations were endangering people’s lives.

In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr. Majuru said the buses which are loading from outside stations were robbing the council of the much needed revenue.

He said the situation has also puts pressure on the drivers who load in the designated stations as they have to compete to make a daily cashing required by the bus operators.

Mr. Majuru has since called on bus operators not to increase the daily cashing because this would exerts pressure on the bus drivers to consistently break the traffic rules.

He noted that some bus operators have opted to increase the daily cashing following the increase in fuel prices, a situation he said has led to bus drivers breaking the traffic rules.

He further called on passengers to desist from boarding buses from undesignated places because this was risky to their lives.