File:Three people died in a fatal road accident that occurred within the town center of Mkushi
File:Three people died in a fatal road accident that occurred within the town center of Mkushi

Government has observed that overloading and over-speeding are the major causes of accidents on the Zambian roads.

Copperbelt Province Minister, Mwenya Musenge, said this when he intercepted an overloaded truck registration number ACZ 3256 that was over-speeding on the pedicle road yesterday.

Mr Musenge warned of stern action against drivers who do not follow road regulations, saying a lot of lives have been lost due to negligence of people on the road.

Mr Musenge noted that in most cases drivers are the ones that are causing a lot of problems for government when there is loss of lives due to negligence.

He said the pedicle road was not constructed so that lives can be lost but that people should have a good road network for easy transportation of goods and services.

The minister has since urged road users to ensure that they board road-worthy vehicles in order for lives to be safeguarded as government cared for the wellbeing of all citizens.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Pothole filled,poorly maintained roads and careless drivers all contribute to deaths on our roads.The transporting of passengers in the back of trucks should be banned.

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    • Iwe Kolokombwa, you are spot on. In addition we need to rid of corruption at RATSA, allowing unroad worthy vehicles on the road.

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  2. EVERY ONE FOR HIS POCKET IS THE MOTTO AT RATSA AND IN THE POLICE. CARELESS PARKING OF VEHICLES IN THE MAIN ROADS IS NUMBER 1 CAUSER OF FATAL ACCIDENTS AND NO RATSA NOR POLICE ARE INTERESTED IN THIS ISSUE.

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  3. Ba Kolokombwa Mule enda which part part of Zambia will you find ubo ubupuba mulelandapo. Endenipo mutambe Ba kolokombwa imweee

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  4. I WISH TO RECOMMEND HON. MUSENGE FOR THE ACTION HE TOOK YESTERDAY, THAT IS THEY WAY TO GO SIR. PEOPLE MUST BE PUNISHED FOR ABROGATING THE LAW. NOT THIS NONSENSE WE SEE IN THE STREETS FULL OF VENDORS & SOME STUPID CHAP WHO WANTS TO GAIN POLITICAL MILEAGE SAYS “LEAVE THE VENDORS TO TRADE ON THE STREET”. APPARENTLY, NO POLITICAL LEADER HAS GIVEN A DECISIVE STANCE IN AS FAR AS THIS ISSUE IS CONCERNED. WE NEED LEADERS WHO WILL NOT FEAR TO LOSE FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING

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